Some dirthead dirges from Philadelphia's Symphony of Grief. The band was formed in 1993 as Cerberus but soon changed the name to Symphony of Grief. After a couple of demos and a split 7" with like-minded Michigan mopers, Memorium, Symphony of Grief released this EP sometimes called Our Blessed Conqueror. These guys, like recent Hearse subjects Awakening, seem to sit in that nebulous area between doom and death metal. The first song toggles between blast beats and an Autopsy-like pummel. The use of a drum machine gives the record a Godflesh feel. Not entirely sure but these guys may have recently reformed, if so, I would be extremely interested to hear what they are up to.