For a band that only released their debut earlier this year, Brazilian death metallers Ankerkeria, sound like seasoned pros of the genre.

An an album, ‘Matriarch’, is consistently amazing from start to finish. It’s crushing death metal, but thrashy and with some outstanding guitar work throughout. Joice Lopes’ vocal delivery is sheer evil. Her growls, shrieks, and roars, put to shame plenty of vocalists with a lot more experience.

Throughout ‘Matriarch’, the band creates a far more interesting sound by using synths, strings, all other manner of unexpected instrumentation, and that’s not to mention the Yngwie-level guitar fuckery that so often slices through the riffs.

Ankerkeria was such a fun discovery for me. This is some of the most exciting and fun death metal I’ve heard in ages.