After a small line-up change, Adrenaline Mob is back with their second album. And how better to announce this, than starting your new album with an opener song which says exactly the same. Read all about that here..
Morbus Chron has surpassed the musical limits of their first full length effort, Sleepers In the Rift. A fairly straightforward and well-liked old school death metal record. With their sophomore record, Sweven, this Swedish quartet enters territory that often only veteran bands venture into after an X amount of years in service: the post/progressive side of the metal. Away from the defined genres and breaking new ground.. Read all!
Hero A Capella Metal. A lot of you probably don’t know what to expect from that. I will leave the neverending discussion about if metal “needs” guitars to be true metal for now and focus on this album that I have listened to quite a bit. The new Van Canto is out and it seems more diverse than ever.. Read all!
More Than A Thousand is a Portugal based Metalcore band. This five piece band was started in 2001. The band resided for 4 years in London, UK but ultimately relocated back to their hometown in Portugal. More than a Thousand has recently signed with Good Fight Records/E-one music and this release should please a wide array of listeners.. Read all!
Clear is the latest release by Washington D.C based metal band Periphery. This EP features a ground breaking concept that I think is genius. Each of the group’s six members wrote their own song from composition to production. This concept gives the album diversity that provides a high-quality soundtrack for listeners that appreciate music.. Read all!
Fumes of Decay – Devouring The Excavated
Label: Sevared Records
Releasedate: 11 March
The first time I heard of Fumes Of Decay was at Houten Deathfest. They were the opening band, but they got me interested. The band is from Groningen, The Netherlands, and produce brutal death metal. Devouring The Excavated is the first full-length they’ve released so far and I was actually waiting for this after I listened to the demo. The demo was pretty good, even though the production quality wasn’t.
Devouring The Excavated contains 9 songs and the 4 songs from the demo are on there as well. The first thing to notice is the big improvement of the production. Where the demo sounded flat and hollow, the full-length sounds strong and loud. The full-length is better in every way. Burial Desecration is the opening song of the album. The first part sounds like Cephalotripsy but Fumes Of Decay has much more complicated riffs to offer. And they don’t slow down, while Cephalotripsy is loaded with slow breakdowns. The more complicated riffs remind me of the American Disgorge, just like the vocals. I think Disgorge is the best comparison when you look at the big picture. My favourite songs are probably the opening song and the title track, but there is no weak song on the entire album.
I think Devouring The Excavated is a very good album. I recommend it for fans of bands like the American Disgorge. Good brutal death metal from The Netherlands.
1. Burial Desecration
2. Sadistic Butchery
3. Menstrual Blood Fountain
4. Shovel Disembowelment
5. Devouring The Excavated
6. Festering Abscess Fornication
7. After Death Humiliation
9. Cockfilled Cadaver
Jeroen Feiken – Vocals
Renke Oostindjer – Guitar (Sanguinary (Nld), Morblast)
Niels Bootsma – Guitar
Martin Vogel – Bass (Rasawr)
Henk Scherphof – Drums (Sanguinary (Nld), Rasawr)