Mark Riddick is a legend in the underground. His works are in existence since the early ’90s and so is his passion for occult-tinged old school death metal. After putting out a handful of releases and numerous splits, he has unleashed his masterpiece upon us. The album ‘Epicedia’ features a unique collaboration with some of the most esteemed musicians from around the world. It is epic in every sense of the term. Reminiscent of bands like The Chasm, Nocturnus, Grave, Deceased, Master and Sepultura, it’s a mix of all styles, a blend of outstanding elements from each one of them but presented in a fetid sound bearing his trademark vocals. Each song is close to 10 minutes long – four monoliths in all – each showcasing a progressive elaboration of death metal that is raw and decaying at its core. All put together, Fetid Zombie concoct festering death metal with an otherworldly aura, replete with fantastic solos and memorable song structures, one that is refreshing and atmospheric in its own special way.