My top 12 albums of 2021
Six lamentations of morose doom death contagion shroud the new album Spew Forth Odium in a sallow, sickly pallor. Six Pallbearers hunched under a leaden casket.
It’s the guitar tone that’s done it for me, moist and saturated in so much fuzz that if you could squeeze each track, gelatinous riffs would drip through your fingers.
One of the most consistent of death metal bands. Never has brutality sounded so groovy, with riffs as fresh as the air from a recently exhumed casket.
The stoner doom foundation comes down hard, licks cut deep, encapsulated by a heavy/hard rock crunch.
Blood soaked riffs twisting and tightening like a tourniquet around your neck. Eyes bulge, tongue swells before the noxious doom death atmosphere sucks the last, gasping breath from your throat.
Never has something as corpulent as this album moved so fast. If these guys entered a ‘Drag the Bloated Corpse’ race, they’d grab first place every time, but then again, maybe not seeing as they wouldn’t be able to stop playing with it.
The rise of the zombie horde! Frenzied death metal with a caustic HM-2 sound backed up with keyboards for added horror.
ANIMALESCO, o METODO
Picking away at the crusty scabrous top layer reveals a snarling, rabid and thoroughly relentless death grind mass punished by Godly Celtic Frost style breakdowns.