REVIEW: "Iihtallan" By FESTERDAY (Death Metal)
Death Metal/Season Of Mist/Released Jan 4th, 2018
Finland’s Festerday play a straightforward style of death metal that leans towards groove rather than technicality akin to bands like Obituary and Bolt Thrower. And they do a solid job of it on this debut laying down brutal, mid tempo, headbangers with inventively grotesque titles like “Edible Excrement” and “Your Saliva My Vagina”. Hints of black metal give the songs some atmosphere in the hard charging assault with the riffs being dark and catchy. While the band is obviously not concerned with reinventing the wheel of death metal they do the style justice and don’t have any tracks on here that could be called weak. An enjoyable first full length record for the band.