|Reign of Ungodly Creation|
This Fall has been one of the best I can remember for metal, and especially extreme metal.
Hell, this has been a great year for music all around. In this day and age where an album can be recorded for mere pennies and then distributed all over the world for less...
It honestly is a great day to be alive.
But, on today's album review. Decimation is a veteran band who've been at this for over 15 years. During that decade and a half, they have carved out their own brand of death metal.
Reign of Ungodly Creation is the follow up to 2010's Anthems of an Empyreal Dominion. They are quite literately loquacious aren't they?
In fact, I'd have to say that the opening track is the worst song on the entire record. I'm thankful that I continued on.
Instead of the conventional death metal 90 second song that sums up the next 40 minutes the listener is about to hear, they eschew that waste of a track and move full forward.
Their music is different than standard death metal. It does sound a bit, we'll say, reminiscent of Tampa Bay Death Metal, and sometimes even that of Entombed and Internal Bleeding's Death'n'Roll.
Decimation is not out to win any competitions for speed. They play mid-tempo thumpers. They hammer along like they're paid by the hour. The drums though, is where significant amounts of their texture comes from.
From nu-metal sounds, to Tampa Bay Death Metal beats, to triggers during their break ups,
This album is the only one like it I've ever heard. It sounds like the evolution of man. At the beginning, man has yet to be upright, yet to form tools, but by the end of the album all of that has changed.
It's a blistering piece of abstract art that most people won't be able to appreciate.
Release: 12/09/14 (Out Now!)
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Comatose Records