In the great swamp, called US Death Metal, there are some solid constants that have become indispensable in both the genre and the stages of the world. Some limit themselves to the glories of bygone days, while others will never stop creating new songs and evolving as band.
The species of the last-mentioned clearly includes IMMOLATION from New York! Be it the latest full lenght “Atonement” from 2017 or the 1991 album “Dawn of Possession” – there are no weak albums, phases or overall impressions this band has ever left to posterity. The structure and composition of the songs and albums stands clearly above the musical egos of the individual members and instruments – technical hardness eradiates through the team just better than individually.
Style: Death Metal
Roots: Morbid Angel, Suffocation
Science Fiction, playful melodies and lots of atmosphere, the young gentlemen of DAMNATION DEFACED do not hesitate to contaminate you with these. The five-piece from Lower Saxony pounds the asses of some of the old-established bands against the wall, without losing sight of the essentials – gripping riffs, scratchy-guttural vocals and straight forward blustering clockwork-drumming.
Style: Melodic Death Metal
Roots: Decapitated, Gojira