Festering are a band from Portugal that plays a very old school form of death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "From The Grave" which was released by War Productions.
A very dark, horror movie orientated intro starts off the album before going into a heavier direction that also uses a great amount of death metal growls and morbid sounding melodies and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's.
High pitched screams can also be heard at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the solos and leads also remain true to an old school style of death metal and the music is also very heavily influenced by the Swedish style of the genre and all of the songs also sound like they could of easily been recorded and released 25 years ago and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and one track also brings in a brief use of spoken word parts while one track also uses keyboards for a few seconds before closing the album with a heavier song.
Festering plays a style of death metal that is very raw and aggressive in the 90's Swedish tradition, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover gore, death, and disease themes.
In my opinion Festering are a very great sounding old school death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Exhumed" "Consuming From Within" "Bloodline" and "Psychic Convulsions Of Neurasthenia". 8 out of 10.