Mini CD Review: Bretus - Bretus (2020 Re-Issue)

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Bretus - Bretus
Release Date: December 12, 2010, Re-Issue: November 11, 2020
Label: Fuzzy Cracklins / The Swamp Records
Format: CD / Digital
Length: 26:15
Genre: Horror Doom
Origin: Catanzaro, Italy

Bretus' selftitled Mini CD was originally released in 2010. In 2014 actually, the first re-issue was produced. Now in 2020, we celebrate the tenteh anniversary of the Horror Doom debut from Italy. And it is another premiere, too. The re-release of "Bretus" is the first re-issue ever done by the label The Swamp Records.

On five tracks Bretus play heavy Doom Metal driven by a sludgy psychedelic atmosphere. The second element defining the sound on this Mini CD is horror. You can hear in the opening track 'Sitting on the Grave' (video above). Bretus work with the tradition of bands like Samhain, The Other or Rezurex. Horror stories are the motor for both, the lyrics and the musical style.

Doom Metal-wise, Bretus are rather traditional. Their sound will please fans of artists like Lord of the Grave or Thou. The music is very dark, intensely heavy, and it creates beautiful but nightmarish moods. The final track 'The Only Truth' especially, goes back to Sabbath-like Doom.
This Mini CD is an absolute classic of Horror Doom and it is a rather underrated release if you ask me. Good thing, The Swamp is now giving Horror fans and lovers of traditional Doom Metal the chance to purchase this milestone.

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