Dvorhead – House of Pain (Self Released) review by Phil Wilson
Brutal Death Metal from France, not a scene which instantly springs to mind like the mention of USDM, or Swedish Death Metal. So it comes as a pleasant surprise when I begin to listen to the debut album (I think) from French maniacs, Dvorhead. Apologies for a lack of general information here, but the website is in French, and I didn’t really pay much attention in that class, but one thing remains crystal clear here – Dvorhead are a brutal death metal machine not to be fucked with!
House of Pain is 12 tracks of violent and technical death metal, with psychotic vocal attack, and the terminator on drums. Think Cryptopsy and Cannibal Corpse in a pub brawl, and
your kind of there. Each song is crafted to a professional level on par with their established peers, and there doesn’t seem to be a filler in sight. There is nothing groundbreaking or inventive here, but a thoroughly enjoyable feast of blood guts and battery which would make a perfect addition to any death metal enthusiasts catalogue.
Having not heard of Dvorhead before, I am assuming that they are fairly new players in the scene, but I can’t see it being before long that a respectable label picks up this obviously talented and creative outfit, and hopefully manage to see some tour action in the near future.
Once again, a skeletal review, but by no means a skeletal album – there is plenty of meat on these bones to be chewed. I can’t emphasise enough – get to the Dvorhead website, download the Eat Your Shit mp3, and buy the album so you can say in years to come, “I heard of them years ago, I’m kvlt!”