Nima : I had never heard of this French band before and there isn’t much to be found about them on the Internet. The band’s Facebook page is entirely in French, which doesn’t make me happier either. Fortunately Metal Archives gives some answers after all. And so it seems that the band has been around for more than two decades, and that they have only released two demos (in 2000 and 2001) before. Anno 2016 the band’s first (?) LP is a finally a fact. One might think that the band would have been able to write more than the eight new songs (bonus track ‘Umbilical Strangulation’ is taken from the ‘Mankind Autopsy’ demo) that are represented on this album (and that is including the in- and outro), which clock only for half an hour of music. But anyway… Fortunately what we have here is in a good shape qualitatively.
Post-Mortem plays brutal, heavy, technical death metal in the vein of Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Necrophagist, Decapitated, Cryptopsy and co., and have everything what one can expect from such band. But the gentlemen also come with modern (almost core-like) approach from time to time, including clean vocals supported by screams, and besides that also with theatrical tunes. Needless to say that they could have left out the modern influences as far as I’m concerned, because any way you put it such approach is simply garbage to my ears. The theatrical tunes could have been a great addition to the whole, but they are not used well here. Regadrless of how well and promising they may sound, there they are only used as in- and outros they are completely superfluous and don’t have any noticeable added value. If they had actually mixed those influences with their brutal death metal, they would probably have made something beautiful. But alas. Fortunately the “regular” death metal is simply good and all in all ‘God With Horns’ is a decent debut that will apply to the average death metal fan. But honestly, one can expect more from a band that has been around for so lang.