Band: DIG ME NO GRAVE
Title: The Valley of Serpents
Label: Grotesque Sounds / Cimmerian Shade / Wings of Destruction
Style: Death Metal
Dig Me No Grave (DMNG) is slowly aproaching its veteram status since the band will be celebrating its first decade of activity next year; in this time they managed to release 2 full-length albums and a few other shorter materials (demos, EPs and splits) to keep things active. This new material is a new EP made of 3 of their own tracks plus a Shub Niggurath cover and a Motorhead cover for a total of 16 minutes of playing time. DMNG is old-school Death Metal or what we used to call Brutal Death Metal in the beginning of the '90's, with stripepd down raw yet crystal-clear production, in one take I guess as little mistakes in execution are obvious here and there. A nice little present for their fans, but I don't think this release will be able to impress any more audience as it has no surprising elements, it lacks on originality as well, and frankly I don't find it that brutal either, I mean maybe in the abovementioned period I could have been impressed (and probably would have been), but now I've heard such sonorities so much to a point it sounds quite dull. Anyway, if you're into Bolt Thrower, Asphyx maybe even Incantation, check it out, you might like it.
Reviewed by Adrian