Murder Therapy is a fairly obscure band, which has yet to really get much attention in the death metal world. “Molochian” is their third release, and second EP. Mixing a raw brand of death metal with large doses of progressive metal, Murder Therapy’s newest release is a great listen.
Ranging from hard core prog/ death metal to softer doom metal Murder Therapy embraces the whole spectrum of metal. They show great skill going from fast paced blast beats to much softer atmospheric songs such as “Di Luci e Negazioni”. Sean Worrell has a lot going for him vocal wise, but the production of the album kind of kills it. That tends to happen with most of the musicians on this album, whether it is the drums, guitars, or bass; the production takes most of the powerful sound from it. That being said, the musicianship is very good, even if it is hindered a little. My favorite track on the album is definitely “Di Luci e Negazioni”, which is by far the furthest Murder Therapy ventures into the prog metal spectrum. With its great melodies and nice, heavy sounding under tones it is a perfect way to round out the EP.
Other than that, though, all the other tracks seem to blend into each other. The melodies of all the songs are pretty similar, except “Di Luci e Negazioni”, and they all are relatively short. Speaking of short, this EP is only 18 minutes long. Granted these types of albums are usually short, but I would’ve enjoyed a longer introduction into Murder Therapy.
All that being said I did enjoy this 2011 release by Murder Therapy. Their heavy, dark tones are pretty awesome and they show a lot of promise in the future. For now though I think they should focus more on getting better production on their albums. But, for a good release they get 3 stars.