Sunday, May 20, 2018

DEIQUISITOR - Downfall of the Apostate review

DEIQUISITOR - Downfall of the Apostate

Dark Descent Records

There will always be something cool about cold and calculating death metal that is brutal for the sake of being that way but tosses in so much more. All hail DEIQUISITOR a three piece act from Denmark, a great Scandinavian nation that never gets it due respect as far as extreme metal goes. Here we have a band comprising of scene veterans who actually deliver something which rips heads off and suck squirting blood from your neck.

Downfall of the Apostate is DEIQUISITOR's second full length, sorry I never heard their debut. But as far as this one goes yeah the vocals are on that low, deep style which is recognized as brutal but not the whole pig squeal thing. The drumming on here is also brutal as they're used more as weapons of pounding torture. Imagine the constant barrage of artillery exploding around your position.

Of course the main things are riffs and the structure in which they're used within the songs. DEIQUISITOR does an adequate job of that with once again weaponizing the riff package with in your face intensity. Kinda reminds me of many a Polish DM outfit but I'm not namedropping here. There's a battle raging on here by scene vets who appreciate the old ways of death metal destroy and conquer actions. Of course it's great.

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