For thirteen years now, FaithXtractor have been churning out quality and unique death metal. Having started out as a studio-only project between Ash and Marquis Thomas, the Cincinnati outfit began assembling a live lineup in 2013, and by 2014 they were touring regularly. I myself saw them in 2015 with Incantation, and they nearly stole the show.
You’re hit first with incisive and ferocious riffery, but FaithXtractor’s sound is also charged with subtle, dark melodies not heard often in American death metal. These songs are built for speed, but with memorable riff—plus plenty of unholy leads to make you weep blood.
Now, with a full lineup solidified, and a strong label (Hells Headbangers) backing them, FaithXtractor are poised to release their third album, Proverbial Lambs to the Ultimate Slaughter. And who can deny an album title like that?
Says Ash Thomas: “Here is the opening track from our new album. Lyrically a ‘fuck you’ to those who need to ‘fuck off.’ Musically a hybrid of blasting death & melodic anguish. DEATH METAL IS LIFE!”