The first Furze track on â€œOTDâ€ is a track that sounds as it is being sped up, instead of being played at its normal speed. This track, â€œA Life About My Sabbathâ€, is able to stick around for four and a half minutes. However, this track would normally be about five or six minutes if played normal. Inidivudals still have no clue where Furze is going to go with future tracks, and even when the track slows down, there are still hints of that quicker approach present in the distortion present in the guitars of the track. Furze here is an individual in that Iâ€™ve never heard any other individual do what ey is doing; after this introduction, the approach that ey takes is something that individuals can more easily sink their teeth into. Moving between classic metal to death metal, there is something that every fan of metal can dig.
â€œDemonic Order in the Eternal Fascistâ€™s Hallâ€: is the next track and moves back to the sped-up sound of â€œA Life About My Sabbathâ€. The overly-distorted sections of â€œUTDâ€ are nowhere near as impressive as the more sludgy and slow sections of tracks like â€œDemonic Order in the Eternal Fascistâ€™s Hallâ€. This could be due to the fact that the sped-up distortion does not change, while Furze adds in different influences and styles to the other sections of the track. This does not mean that all the quicker sections of “UTDâ€ sound exactly the same as what individuals would hear during â€œA Life About My Sabbathâ€, however. During â€œBeneath the Winds of the Black Vomit Aboveâ€, Furze allows the guitars to actually tell more of a store, reducing the distortion and increasing the speed of the drums to match the guitars. The result is perhaps the strongest track on the disc.
Furze again varies things up slightly for the next track, â€œThe Deeds that Grasp to the Candleâ€™s Shadeâ€. The droning, brooding drum/guitar dynamic is more black metal influenced than prior tracks, while still keeping Furze in a specific sound. Some of the tracks on â€œUTDâ€ may not be a cohesive track throughout the entirety of their runtime, but the energy and honestly presented by Furze is without criticism. The production may be a little tinny, but the music is solid and will make individuals search out other recordings of Furzeâ€™s. Just listen to â€œMandragora Officinarumâ€ to understand what I mean.
Top Track: Mandragora Officinarum
Furze â€“ UTD / 2007 Candlelight / 8 Tracks / http://www.furze.net / http://www.candlelightrecords.co.uk / Reviewed 25 February 2007