Without even knowing what the name this one-man band chose means, I started listening to “The Return.” Hailing from Pittsburgh, this act managed by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Stefan Petrovic brings a mix of melodic Death Metal with some slightly brutal parts incorporated in it.
The guitar riffing helps a lot since it spits its heavy riffing along with great leads, while the diversity of Stefan’s vocals is another destructive weapon in the band’s arsenal. What takes “The Return” one step further is the production, which dresses the music with a crystal clear sound.
Civortep fits in nicely with the young melodic death metal scene emerging in the U.S., adding a darker, more complex edge. This project deserves your immediate attention. Take a listen on Bandcamp.