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Ektomorf - Fury album review

Derivative yet primal groove metal from the heart of Europe

Cover art for Ektomorf - Fury album

Hungarian veterans Ektomorf sound almost identical to 90s Sepultura; the second Fury roars to life with the lightning fast guitars, tribal drumming and embittered shouts of The Prophet Of Doom, it’s the first thought that comes to mind. However, simultaneously, there’s a surefire appeal to both this band and their new, 13th album. Fury is a cathartic ride, bolstered by the angered drive of frontman Zoltán ‘Zoli’ Farkas, who – as a self-professed man of gipsy descent – roars against prejudice, alienation and persecution. Cramming 10 songs into 34 minutes, Fury is also a direct aural assault with no filler, stretching out single refrains or riffs to their fullest extent on every track. It may not be unique, but this is a solid disc for any metal fan, enjoyable in its angst and headbang-inducing simplicity.

Matt Mills
Matt Mills

Louder’s resident Cult Of Luna obsessive was still at uni when he joined the team in 2017. Since then, Matt’s become a regular in Prog and Metal Hammer, at his happiest when interviewing the most forward-thinking artists heavy music can muster. He’s got bylines in The Guardian, The Telegraph, NME, Guitar and many others, too. When he’s not writing, you’ll probably find him skydiving, scuba diving or coasteering.