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Heathen Beast / Press

“a recommended buy for fans of Anaal Nathrakh and the likes. Rating 3/5”

“All in all a fun promising MCD which makes me want more. Rating: 75/100”

“Heathen Beast have managed a good balance between structure and chaos to impress me enough to rate them a [7]”

“This is a strong EP from the Indian trio and hints at good things for the future. Its starts strongly and gets better with each song, culminating in the magnificent title track.”

“Heathen Beast's merciless tunes are consistently heavy, and the band gets the job done without much fanfare. A fine debut release that gets my stamp of approval.”

“The band sounds good with their debut E.P. All the tracks have some powerful double bass drumming and nice riffs. But the best of the three tracks is the last and the title track AYODHYA BURNS where they certainly proved that they are not just another metal band.”

“Carvaka delivers his vocals in ear-splitting screeches that perfectly complement the fuzzy, bristling guitars. 3.5/5 stars”

Deepti Unni - Rolling Stone India

“Overall this is a very promising EP from these Black Metal upstarts hailing from India. With some tightening up and maturation this band could be making big waves soon”

“Heathen Beast has put India on the Black Metal map with this effort. This trio has the potential to be one of the best metal artists from the country. This is probably the most elaborate review for an E.P. on Headbangers, but this band justifies it. They most definitely are one of the acts to watch out for.”

“It’s refreshing to finally see a band break away from the usual frenzied religious hostility associated with their genre. But no worries, from their bad-ass album art we can still see that they’re totally into malicious arson.”

“Relating back to the release’s focus on their country’s violent religious history, it seems that Heathen Beast‘s decision on this path is to firstly recreate a specifically “Indian” approach to black metal which marks both the individuality of their home scene as well as their own place in the global metal realm.”

“The beast is here and it’s hungry!”

“Black metal is slowly picking up with more bands believing in action. And Ayodhya Burns is a fvck yes for lovers of raw and crisp dark music. Welcome, guys!”

“As this is through-and-through black metal, this EP isnt for everyone (black metal never aspires to be popular anyway, heh). But, those having minds with an evil bend, head over to http://www.reverbnation.com/heathenbeast and get your copy of this piece of emerging Indian BM.”

“Heathen Beast really impressed me with their debut EP, Ayodhya Burns. If you like black metal, you really have no excuse not to check this out.”

“Here’s to the rise of Indian Black Metal! This sounds right.”

“This EP is definitely a good find, and one we recommend.”

“Hopefully I've managed to convince you to give the EP a shot, but if I haven't, remember that Heathen Beast is a new, independent band, which is always worth supporting – especially internationally. Between that and the fact that the songs are free, there's no reason you shouldn't head over to reverbnation right now and try 'em out.”

“Heathen Beast really impressed me with their debut EP, Ayodhya Burns. If you like black metal, you really have no excuse not to check this out. The band has it generously provided as a free download from their ReverbNation page, and I definitely encourage all extreme metal fans to head in that direction. This is a great little EP that I really enjoyed hearing over the last week. 3.5 stars are warranted for this promising and well-done debut. Let's hope Heathen Beast has a label behind them by the time of their next release.”

“Heavy and raw, this black metal trio’s EP screams strong ideology in the form of heavy growls, reverberating drumbeats and incendiary guitars riffs. What sets them apart is not just their theme, but also their melodies.”

“This EP is recommended to anyone who likes death metal, black metal, that metal and the no-man's land of brutality in between. "Ayodhya Burns" is simply a brilliant release which enriches the world of extreme metal.”