Death by name, death by nature; this debut EP from these Berlin maniacs storms the gates with raw intensity. Defined by intelligent and nuanced songwriting, The Bleakest Force holds a maturity which belies the band's relative youth. It's been a long road to here; founded in 2012, after years of struggle, primogenitor Costa (ex Satan's Wrath) relocated Early Death from London to Berlin. Recruiting members of Essenz and Evil Spirit, the final lineup came together in 2016 to craft these four hymns of evil. Pure old school thrash / death is the game, with an inventiveness that demonstrates immaculate taste and consummate knowledge. Reminiscent of Nifelheim in its intensity, diversity and finely crafted approach, Early Death are firmly in the camp of death as opposed to dwelling in blackness. This is just the beginning...and the future is dark indeed.