Brutal original death metal from Poland
Every once in a while, a band comes along that does something different to what is considered common place in their genre. Death metal, although nowhere near as popular as it was a decade ago, is still kept alive by the originality of bands such as Decapitated. With an average age of just 20, they have just unleashed their second long player dubbed Nihility.
Musically, their style is a mix of older death metal bands such as Morbid Angel (circa Blessed Are The Sick and Covenant) and Deicide (circa Legion and Once Upon The Cross). Tracks such as Spheres Of Madness, Babylon’s Pride and the crushing title track highlight the brutal stamp of originality of this four piece in both song writing and structure. Guitarist Vogg, along with bassist Martin, and drummer Vitek, blast out the eight tracks on this release, any of which could be considered to be as technically intricate and intense as any Morbid Angel song. The semi-audible death growl vocal style of frontman Sauron is typical of all death metal bands and is really nothing entirely original however.
Decapitated have unleashed one of the most original true death metal albums that I’ve heard in quite a while. Regardless of whether your musical diet consists of only death metal bands or a few of the more popular ones, an album as good as this should not be ignored.