"Bound to cause spontaneous bouts of head-banging, Cursed Death seeps into the brain matter. Worship of the Dead and Night Terrors are utter savagery, the latter in particular showcasing a heaving set of drums and echoing vocal style that buries deep like a tick.
Finally it’s the instrumental Bonewalker to wrap an excellent release. Even without the vocals, the intensity is still at 11. This is a death metal instrumental track, allowing the nuances of the guitars to lead and control. Bloody brilliant."
- Games, Brrraaains, and a Headbanging Life
" I am compelled to say that this was a full-throttle thrasher, the soloist certainly outdone himself him & compiled a brisk yet pummelling pounder that is definitely worth the listen – persevered with talent & overarched with ominously salubrious brutality…a must listen!"
- Metal Temple
""Chunky riffs drip with gory goo as they make minor forays outwards to speedily picked riffs and buzzsaw chords. The snare is thwacked hard as double-kick pulses make little sprints, following up with plenty of small drum solo like fills and lots of cymbal smashing. Inhuman barks growl out putrid tales inspired by 80’s horror flicks atop.
“Festering Death” loves it’s mid-paced death metal groove, and grinds up the morass with uncomfortable tempo shifts, with the slower gloomier passages standing out with slasher flick inspiration. It’s a festering mess forged into a gruesome killing machine!"
- CVLT Legion
" Sculpted Horror is the old school death metal band founded by Tim Rowland.Festering Death is the debut demo featuring four tracks of heavy old school death metal.The guitars are played with a mix of mid paced heavy guitar chords and some crazed,faster guitar patterns added throughout the songs.The vocals are low,deep death metal growls that fit Sculpted Horror's musicial style perfectly.If you are a fan of Autopsy, Demilich and well written and performed death metal do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Festering Death today."
- Winter Torment Zine
Not much is known about the entity that is Sculpted Horror. What we do know is that this is wonderfully crafted old school death metal from Athens, GA founded by a gentleman named Tim Rowland.
The band self-released their debut demo, Festering Death, in the form of a limited edition cassette, and not only does Redefining Darkness have copies of the original pressing, but we are also re-pressing the demo with an additional instrumental bonus track "Bonewalker". There is a strong Finnish element to the music reminiscent of seminal bands such as Demilich, Abhorrence, Demigod, and Sentenced (early) and it's some of the more exciting and promising Death Metal from the U.S. - we are excited for what the band do next. For now enjoy Festering Death!