Wednesday, October 10, 2007

07 Releases You May Have Missed

2007 has been a fantastic year for brutal death metal. The number of releases has been staggering, and the quality has been all around excellent. However, with the release of marquee bands like Infernal Revulsion (Goregiastic), Inveracity (Unique Leader) and Cephalotripsy (Amputated Vein), a few releases have (wrongfully) slipped through the cracks.

1. Ancient Necropsy - Apocalyptic Empire (Mutilated Records). I talked briefly about Ancient Necropsy in my article about the Colombian BDM scene, and from what I've heard of this new album, it appears that everything I like about Ancient Necropsy has remained. It is sheer brutality mixed with interesting, engaging and occasionally epic riffs. And it's all done by one man. If you want something a little out of the ordinary, yet still bone crushing this is it. I don't know much about Mutilated Records, but they did release Septycal Gorge's debut which was fantastic.

2. Putridity (Ita) - Mental Prolapse Induces Necrophilism (Permeated Records). Here is a heavy as hell, simple slam album. Good beefy production and vocals. Heavy drums. Not much more needs to be said. If you like slam you will like this. Kudos for good John Zig cover art.

3. Atrocious Abnormality - Echoes of the Rotting (Comatose Music). My problem with Lust of Decay is that, while I thought the guitar work was excellent, the drums and vocals really turned me off. Now we get LoD guitarist Steve Green (also doing vocals here) in an all new band and the result is very nice. Touches of LoD are still detectable but the band is definitely different. Steve's guitar work continues to impress and his vocal talents are definitely up to the task. The bands takes a middle of the road approach to BDM, giving both fast riffs and slow grooves, with some solos to boot. Worth checking out.

1 comment:

ffejrey said...

Nice blog...thanks for the heads up on the bands.