Groovy as all hell and rife with classic metal / stoner / doom riffs, Connecticut’s Entierro are channelling everyone from Danzig to Trouble to the legends of NWOBHM on new EP, El Camazotz.
With plenty of chug and oodles of “Ooh”, Entierro specialise in classic heavy metal and much of this is down to the influence of Fates Warning’s Victor Arduini. You can certainly hear early (and we mean early) Fates Warning in Entierro’s overall style, with the shadow of Night On Bröcken (1984) and The Spectre Within (1985) looming large throughout.
This is honest metal, nothing flashy, just guys writing music they love while honouring the past – hence the cover of Judas Priest’s “Call For The Priest” – and this sentiment bleeds through throughout.
While many will balk at the nostalgic, overly-familiar, nature of El Camazotz, it’s first and foremost an easy, enjoyable listen that lives and dies by its endless parade of satisfying, old-school riffing…..and there’s a lot to be said for that! 7/10
1. The Penance
2. The Tower
3. The Past
4. El Camazotz
5. Call for the Priest [Judas Priest cover]