Superstition are playing the “we’re an eerie death metal band” card for sure.  With doom and horror motifs throughout, it’s easy to interpret the band’s presence.  An they have without a doubt been listening to the 80’s cult classics of Death metal, which can be clearly heard via their harmonic riffs and echo-chamber type vocals-“maybe layoff the reverb guys.”  I might even go as far to say that Superstition is borderline instrumental. But, that aside, I will give them props for really sticking to their vision of being a legit death metal band and not striving  for radio sound on The Anatomy of Unholy Transformation.  

There are nine tracks in total- three of which are sequential; “Unholy Transformation Pt. 1,” “Unholy Transformation Pt. 2,” and “Unholy Transformation Pt. 3.”  All of which are about a minute or less and are responsible for the doom/horror motif consistency, as they are placed between other tracks, that perpetuate more energy and livelihood such as “Torn in the Outer Lands.” This is a loud track, full of solos, and weighty beats, with speed that never lets up.  This can be said for six of the nine tracks-so they’ve really packed a punch overall. “Is it my cup-of-tea? Not so much.” “But can I appreciate the efforts to remain true to their sound and that of the genre?”- “Yes! “

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Macie is an alternative music journalist in Los Angeles. She has been writing about music and spreading the word about bands since she was 14. Her favorite band is Alice in Chains and she enjoys spending her time going to shows, playing various instruments, writing for New Noise of course and collecting vinyl records.

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