Sicktus : Oldschool Swedeath from New Jersey, USA? Well, yes, why not? That must have been what these gents thought a couple of years ago, when they started Sentient Horror (back then called Sentience, by the way). And right they were as well! Main composer in the band is (lead)guitarist and vocalist Matt Moliti, formerly of the now defunct group Dark Empire. He brings his qualities as a songwriter and lead guitarist with him on this trip into oldschool death territory - and the result is a more than great album.
'Ungodly Forms' gives us some 45 minutes of mainly quick paced and groovy quality death: fast, driven songs, varied drumming, way above average leads, catchy hooks, beastly riffs, drenched in a raw, roaring grunt and a big ass sound. Grave meets Gorefest meets Bloodbath. a track like 'A Host Of Worms' even reminds - a lot - of Carcass. Sentient Horror manage to guard the delicate balance between full on battering, groove, catchy songs, wild and furious brutality and melodic elements very, very well, which makes for memorable songs, each with a standout character of their own, a varied album and on the whole a strikingly high level of songwriting and musicianship. Well, that's enough words spend, go and check out this album for yourself! Kudos for the cover art by the way: it is an eye catcher, stylish and with a lot of nods to classic oldschool covers. Quite a nice surprise, this album, and right on time for the year lists that are about to hit! Absolutely mandatory stuff if you are into oldschool death.