Country: France
Title: Summoning the Putrid
Label: Great Dane Records
Year: 2020
Style: Doom Death Metal

After a very promising and well-received debut album in 2019, Iron Flesh are already back with a follow-up studio album, 9 tracks that somehow continue the work started on Forged Faith Bleeding, but with a better production, and what I believe to be a higher dose of trust in their music, as this time if all feels more arranged and at the same time more laid-back. The compositions take their time to reach the climax, there's more Doom thrown inthere enhancing that putrid, obscure atmosphere the band constructs since their debut, but that crusty, abrasive side to the band's music is still there, and plenty of it, just that this time the sound is cleaner and clearer. There's plenty of variety on these tracks, and although the album lasts for 40 minutes, it feels like 20 actually, it's an easily digestible material, catchy, with multiple memorable moments, but at the same time it's not a simple structured album, it spreads its reach on a vast Death Metal territory with serious Doom Metal touches to a point it makes me pinpoint it more to the Doom Death genre (not to be mistaken with a full-on slow material, there's variety in this aspect, too). All in all an album I've played for maybe 6 or 7 times already and I'm not bored by it at all, so definitely recommended!
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 8.5/10