100-Word Review: Desecration – Cemetery Sickness

Desecration - Cemetery SicknessDesecration, self-billed as “Welsh Death Metal Bastards” release their seventh album (six years since their last outing) on June 26th. Entitled Cemetery Sickness, does it continue the band’s (in)famous reputation for overbearing gore and disturbing subject matter? Well, at least the cover’s not been banned this time…

With an old-school extreme/death/grind metal sound to them, Desecration are perhaps an ongoing blast from the past. This is no bad thing as, with so many new bands trying to create new sub-genres, there’s always still room for the classics. And classic that album well and truly is.

With tack titles (and accompanying lyrics) such as “Cut Up & Fed To The Dog” and “Cunt Full Of Maggots” you can rest assured that One Direction this isn’t. Predominantly grunted lyrics, ripping guitars, natural hammered drums… ideal for those who like classic Carcass and Cannibal Corpse. Top quality gore metal.

And I’ve just invented “gore metal” as a genre. Anyone else who used it in the past was just foreshadowing me.

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May 31, 2014 10:30 AM

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