Genres: Deathcore, Death Metal
Label: Rotten Corpse Records
Turkey’s Heretic Soul are a brand new band to me, never even hearing of them until last night. And have I been missing out or what?
Born Into This Plague is a good example of new school thinking melded to an old school genre. The riffs are chunky, chuggy, and of a somewhat technical nature, but there’s still a fair amount of melody going on. It’s like listening to a Swedish band that moved to Florida for a year before writing their album.
The drumming on the album is fast, with some seriously awesome grinds and fills, while the bass and guitar work nicely together to bring not only stuff you can bang your head to, but also stuff that will crush your face if you’re not careful. It’s really heavy sounding stuff. But, the vocalist/guitarist Sarp Keski is definitely the star here. He has a couple different voices that he uses, ranging from a deep gutteral to a deathcore scream, and he’s great at choosing what technique to use to gain maximum impact.
Throw in the fact that these four dudes are barely in their 20′s, and their signed to a small but good American label, I think they’ll soon be in a position where you won’t be able to miss their name.
Favorite songs are “Beyond Hatred”, “Suffering From Existence”, and “Mental Decay”.
8 out of 10.
Heretic Soul on MySpace.