We continue our exploration of heavy musical styles. It’s time for the next “Out of” episode, namely the one about death metal. Six various bands will give you an insight on how it may sound.
1. Revulsion – Revulsion (2021)
🇫🇮 We start from Finland, with an old school death metal piece, Revulsion’s self-titled album. Straightforward, varied tempo technical stuff with mild doom metal influences.
It’s all really well done, especially when slowing down and working out each riff. Touching the veins and the guts, grabbing your weary heart and gifting it some portions of energy. Just after a minute, Revulsion speeds up and gives another jolt.
2. Heretical Sect – Rapturous Flesh Consumed (2020)
🇺🇸 It’s not a secret, that death and black metal often go hand in hand, with doom metal concerned as well. Among such cases, there are the albums which erode the metes and bounds.
That’s exactly what we can say about “Rapturous Flesh Consumed”, a successful point for young Heretical Sect. Hooded strangers from Santa Fe turn another page of the scriptures.
3. Engulfed – Vengeance of the Fallen (2020)
🇹🇷 Turkish monsters Engulfed increase the degree of heaviness. Their short overwhelming EP breaks into our cozy hole and turn everything upside down.
The record appears to be solid and terrific. Crushing riffs, concrete wall of sound, powerful drums to burst the auditory. Turkey, not a common place for death metal, apparently, has a name to surprise the fans of this genre.
4. Gravesend – Methods Of Human Disposal (2021)
🇺🇸 We are back to the USA to meet NYC’s band Gravesend. It’s not so often when good old death metal is blended with hardcore in certain proportions without becoming deathcore. Perhaps Gravesend knows the formula. At least, with them you get pure portions of death metal but served in “core” manner.
As fast as possible, explicit and raw. Moroverm this album doesn’t sound like anything conventional. Sheer experiment, I’d say.
5. Anthropophagous – Death Fugue (2021)
🇺🇸 Prepare for an ultimate headbanging ball, but with a chance to be eaten alive. These lads serve fierce thrash metal with strong death metal taste. The two fit each other sufficiently to roll your eyes in the right direction.
It’s a true DIY stuff prepared just by duo. Here, Shane Dupuy does guitar and bass parties and growls, and his mate Steve Kamienski ruins the drums set. However, the chaos which you are going to try, sounds as it was created by a horde.
6. Thron – Pilgrim (2021)
🇩🇪 Our final stop is in Germany this time. I remember listening to the first records by Thron years ago,and I have to admit that current album is nothing but mature version of the same Thron I once found.
“Pilgrim” belongs to extravagant version of death metal, being blackened and melodic in the same time. Technical enough and severe. And I enjoy also the short pauses between the storms they summon. Hopefully, so will you.