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                                                                                                  Pitch Black Process

                                                                                                   Title: Derin

                                                                                                   EMP Label

                                                                                                   Release Date: 3rd December 2016

Dave Ellefsons EMP Label  recently signed Turkish Metallers Pitch Black Process  after they came  to the Megadeth legends attention when they supported his band in Istanbul in the Summer.

The band interweave Middle Eastern tones with killer Metal riffs , mixing their songs in  their own language and English thus demonstrating that Heavy Metal is totally without boundaries in all its forms.


Opening with "Borrowed Lives and Borrowed World"  a powerful introduction  forceful ,ferocious Drums combined with  groove laden riffs ,and clean cut vocals interspersed with some sinister growls .

So you can see  straight away why one of the leading Underground Metal Labels has snapped these guys up. 

Emrah  Demirel  is on vocals and Guitars , his style and delivery is mesmerising on "Into The Void/ Derinlere " the Band intermix  Turkish and English Vocals , this song  has an  Anthematic feel to it , the rest of the band join in at various stages with Background verses and deeply resonating Bass Lines are delivered by Emre Demirel. I love the  way the song fades out then "boom"   the Drumming from Fikri Yargici brings the song back into focus , this is one of many highlights on  "Derin".  

"A Soundtrack For The Lonely"  is strong , a real treat for  lovers of Melodic Rock  angst filled , with moments of brutality. "Dark Desires" at first so reminded me of Sisters of Mercy with its Gothic fuelled fire, I hope the band don't mind this comparison! Then the track kind of changes direction into a heavier mode , briefly its the arrangement and chorus that brings back memories of intense nights in hot and sweaty Goth clubs back in the day.


"Halil Ibrahim Sofrasi" is a Metal version of a Turkish pop hit from 1984 and this is  where you go on to You tube to find aforementioned song unless you are familiar with it of course! All I can say is I prefer the new version of this song!

"Final Riddle / Son Bilmece" is a pounding , thundering  beast mainly sung in the bands native tongue, that doesn't matter of course, it  batters you , hauling you through some damn fine musicianship and paint peeling riffs from Kerem Inci guitars. "Debris" is a Metal Meltdown to fully bang your head to , its  unstoppable locomotion of neck straining abandonment .


The Band recently  released a Video for  the next song , my personal favourite on here 'Toy Soldier / Oyuncak Asker' , its  chugging and frenetic curves leave you in a state of Metal enchantment. Penultimate track "Beautiful Delusion" is  heavy and  Bass laden  with some fret burning guitar riffs.

"Eskiya Dünyaya Hükümdar Olmaz" brings the Album to its conclusion , if you haven't already disturbed the neighbours this song will definitely hit the spot with a sledge hammer right between the eyes!


These Turks released their debut Album "Hand of God " back in 2013 and two previous albums when the band were known as Affliction, luckily for them and for the Metal World they have been picked up by one of the best labels out there ,and the bands  future is lookin bright if "Derin" is anything to go by, a true Turkish Delight!


Review:Seb Di Gatto  Score:9.2/10

Reviewed : 26/11/16



1. Borrowed Lives and Borrowed World

2. Into the Void / Derinlere

3. A Soundtrack for the Lonely

4. Dark Desires

5. Halil Ibrahim Sofrasi

6. Final Riddle / Son Bilmece

7. Debris

8. Toy Soldier / Oyuncak Asker

9. Beautiful Delusion

10. Eskiya Dünyaya Hükümdar Olmaz


Pitch Black Process is:

Emrah Demirel – Guitars/Vocals

Kerem Inci – Guitars

Fikri Yargici – Drums

Emre Demirel – Bass

The Metal Gods Meltdown

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