Berto : The Italian band Bloodtruth delivers their second album called 'Martyrium' and just like their debut album 'Obedience', released four years ago, this album has become a very heavy effort. Think of work in the line of Nile and Hour Of Penance, very tight and relentless. From the first note to the last, the pedal is to the metal, but with the necessary space for a bit of melody or calmer waters, but the general impression that lingers is one of the musical version of living next to a busy highway without the traffic jams. A constant noise is coming at you and you have to make some effort to find the nuances.
Well, the band does have the talent, as it already showed on 'Obedience', to write songs that have certain characteristics. There are indeed little things that ensure that you can keep the songs apart. Despite the changes in the line-up band (new singer and new rhythm guitarist) the songs are again intelligently put together and you might notice that the aggression comes out in a very controlled manner. All this aggression is mainly caused by the Christian church and their crimes in the past centuries and every song is another nail to the cross of the Catholic Church. In Italy, being very Catholic, this is all very controversial of course but we are metal for a reason, are we not ? A ruthless hard statement by Bloodtruth that certainly can be heard and meant for fans of bands like the aforementioned Hour Of Penance, but also fans of Fleshgod Apocalypse should take a chance with Bloodtruth.