Masada are a band from Pennsylvania that has been featured before in this zine which includes current and former members of Immolation, Goreaphobia, Crucifer, and Rellik with the music style being old school death metal with blackened elements and this is a review of their 2013 ep "Hideous Rot" which was released by Deathgasm Records and has a contribution from Clive Jones of the 70's occult rock band Black Widow.
"Hideous Cerebral Pulp" starts off with powerful drum blast beats and heavy old school death metal guitar riffing which leads to some blackened death metal guttural growls and screams and as the song moves on powerful bass playing and faster guitar riffs make their way into the song before going back to the slow and mid paced sections towards the end.
"Fluteotherapy" starts off with human suffering sounds which leads to some 70's folk rock style flutes and they also utilize some avant garde elements with no other musical instruments being present on the song.
"Exist To Rot" starts off with heavy guitar riffs, powerful drums and guttural growls before going into a faster direction along with some melodic riffing as well as switching from fast and slow parts with the music also adding in some powerful bass playing which leads to an old school death metal guitar solo.
"Suffer Mental Decay" starts off with some 90's style death metal guitar riffs, drums, growls and screams with some melodic elements making their way into the riffing after that which leads to the music going in a faster direction with powerful bass lines as well as mixing in mid paced elements along with some blast beats and towards the end of the song their is a brief guitar lead.
"Toxic Unreality" starts off with melodic guitar riffing, strong bass lines, drums and guitar leads before going into a more brutal direction with the growls which leads to some screams being utilized shortly after worlds which in turn sets up the pace for the mid paced sections and as the song moves on you can hear some spoken word samples.
Song lyrics on the ep cover gore themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, old school and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this is another great soundign recording from Masada and if you are a fan of old school death metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hideous Cerebral Pulp" and "Suffer Mental Deacy". RECOMMENDED BUY.