Just a quick review as we have a stupid pile of things to get through here at Moshville Towers. Recently the nice folk at Satanath Records sent us an enormous bunch of albums from their current and back catalogue to plough through. There are some really, really good albums in there and many from bands we’d simply not heard of before.
One such act is Salvadorian death/thrash outfit Conceived by Hate who released Death & Beyond on November 13th. After fifteen years together as a band and an EP release each year since 2012, they felt it was time to get a full album out. With a vocal style not dissimilar to Max Cavalera on the first couple of Sepultura releases, “A.M.” spits out the words but overall the production is far better and much heavier than those early classics.
Death & Beyond pulls no punches. This is full-on, brutal, fast-paced, neck-breaking, fist-pumping death metal. With slower sections which exude evil (“Chaos Upon Us”), and blistering guitar solos to keep the thrashier fans happy (“This is Underground”), this album has everything to keep the dedicated old school death metal fan happy. I can only imagine what kind of bedlam these men visit upon an audience in a small, sweaty venue.
The band were right, 2016 was definitely the time for a full album. It must be, because the one they’ve released is just bloody awesome. Someone needs to get these guys out on the road supporting a suitable headliner where they’ll get some much deserved attention. In fact, as luck would have it, they just advertised on their facebook page looking for venues to host them in Europe at the start of April next year…