Fetid Zombie are a band from Virginia that has been featured before in this zine and plays an epic form of gore/death metal on this recording and this is a review of their 2016 album "Epicedia" which was released by Transcending Obscurity Records.
Dark yet melodic guitar leads start off the album along with some heavy riffing and horror movie style choirs a few seconds later and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and after awhile death metal growls along with high pitched screams make their presence known.
A lot of the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's while also sounding very modern at the same time and classic metal influences can also be heard at times and acoustic guitars are also added into certain sections of the recording and all of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with some keyboards also being added onto the recording and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Fetid Zombie expands on the gore/death metal sound of previous recording s by adding in keyboards and traditional metal influences to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover occultism, gore and horror themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Fetid Zombie and if you are looking for something very original and different, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Devour The Virtuous" and "If The Dead Could Speak". 8/5 out of 10.