Five For Friday: January 14, 2022

Frosty greetings to you, Decibel readers.

This week comes loaded with some death metal, deathcore, speed metal, classic metal and … whatever Party Cannon is.


Descent – Order of Chaos

This Australian death metal unit’s second album comes to us via joint conspiracy among Redefining Darkness, Caligari and Brilliant Emperor. Ominous, booming, powerful stuff for fans of Bolt Thrower, Depravity and Ignivomous.

Fit For An Autopsy – Oh What The Future Holds

It’s strange to think that deathcore’s rise, over-saturation and crash is now a decade into the rear-view mirror, which makes it even more interesting to see what bands are still soldiering on. Fit For An Autopsy was always one of the more interesting bands, mixing proggy and techy elements in and stretching the style out in meaningful ways. I also saw them at a Metal Injection CMJ showcase ages ago and they totally killed it. I imagine they still do.

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Maule – Maule

There’s SO MUCH new old-school metal out nowadays. And so much of it is so boring, with weak vocals, tired riffs and lazy songwriting. Maule is one of the prime exceptions, with picture perfect words from Jakob “Riddle of Steel” Weel and sick-as-hell guitar leads from Danny “Danzo” Gottardo. And don’t forget the rhythm section cavalry of bassist “King of” Bones and Eddie “Doomin'” Riumin. This was just an excuse for me to share those awesome band member names. In 2022, this is what classic heavy metal revivalism should sound like.

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Party Cannon – Volumes of Vomit

lol … lmao

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Wolfbastard – Hammer the Bastards

Britain’s answer to Midnight, Wolfbastard is dedicated to a few things: speed, riffs and sleaze. The band takes the energy of Motörhead and Venom, and adds in just a touch of Darkthrone, Aura Noir and Nifelheim just so you feel an extra chill in your spine while you burn.