INTOLERANCE "Dark Paths Of Humanity" CD (Memento Mori 2022)
The terrific debut full-length by this Spanish band. The Death Metal mongrels collectively known as Intolerance hail from Zaragoza, the same city that Ataraxy are natives of. Spawned back in 2015, this quartet´s intent is to pay homage to timeless Death Metal and the fetid stench that exuded from the malicious tones of the bands that populated the scene and helped define the genre back in the late 80´s and the early 90´s. Nothing fancy or wimpy here: only demise and putrefaction to be found when you creep in Intolerance´s mortuary. After a demo in 2016 and an EP in 2020, now you can creep deepest into Intolerance´s mortuary with their debut full-length, Dark Paths of Humanity. Just as they did on their preceding records, with Dark Paths of Humanity do Intolerance honor the old ways of Death Metal, and proceed to add their own gutted and grimy personality to it. No more but definitely no less, Dark Paths of Humanity is a Death Metal record for Death Metal maniacs, by Death Metal maniacs. But Intolerance´s subtly nuanced and surprisingly dynamic blend of such synthesizes the best elements of classic Bolt Thrower, Grave, Asphyx, Morgoth, Entombed, Convulse, Obituary and Unleashed. Think 1991 and you´re in their wheelhouse, but then you´ll be utterly crushed by their tank-tread of a sound, world-eating and wondrously so. Again, nothing fancy or wimpy here! Completed by cover art courtesy of CL Artworks and featuring devastatingly era-authentic production, with mastering by Javier Felez at Moontower Studios, Intolerance dredges up the oldest, richest dirt with their Dark Paths of Humanity!