Genre: Death Metal, Punk
Yay! You just don’t see enough orange on metal covers anymore.
Before Broken Gravestones came out with Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, they had a self-titled demo from 2009 that few have actually heard, so I’m as new to this project as pretty much all of you are as well. Your guess will be as good as mine as to whether or not this will be any goo… Kam Lee is going vocals? Well… let’s hope they make up for that in other ways.
We’re not off to a good start here. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie is a six song EP that features an atmospheric introduction, four original tracks and two demo tracks, one of which is a demo version of one of the four orginal songs. So… there are actually three tracks on here to give a shit about.
In case you couldn’t tell from earlier, I’m not a fan of the vocals. There’s waaaay too much distortion and digital shit in there for me to even consider them actual vocals and not synths. Why couldn’t Noel Kemper just do vocals as well as guitar and bass? He sounds better then Kam in Gruesome Stuff Relish! Speaking of Noel, he plays much slower in Broken Gravestones than I’m used to, but these are still some pretty catchy and punky riffs. However, there is this ear splitting solo in Zombies Don’t Run (EP version) that I’m guessing is supposed to be all warbly and cacophonous, but is so much so that it just plain sounds bad. The down turned punkish tempo is probably what gives this EP the zeal and appeal that made me give it a higher score that I originally thought it’d get.
Overall: I dug this EP more than I thought I was going to. Kam Lee’s vocals are ridiculously horrendous, but he gets the job done, I guess. Thank the Maker for the clean up job that Noel Kemper and David Arias pull off instrumentally. Though, I guess it would be hard to royally fuck-up punky death metal. But hey, the cover is orange! That’s pretty cool!
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