Mutilatred have been one of the most-consistent brutal death metal bands in the game for the better part of the last decade. Following the release of their debut album, Dissecting Your Future, the Toledo, Ohio outfit kept up a steady stream of releases, including an EP and splits with From the Helmouth and Livid. Nearly seven years after the release of Dissecting, Mutilatred back with their sophomore full-length, Determined to Rot.
There’s very little fat on the twelve songs included on Determined to Rot. With only two songs (barely) over three minutes, Mutilatred bear down with maximum intensity straight from the jump with snarky opener “Everyone’s Doing Shitty.” In addition to hatred for people, Mutilatred cover the usual variety of topics: violence, death, gore can be found in spades alongside bludgeoning riffs and a variety of mosh parts. Drummer Clay Lowe in particular gives a lively performance on Determined to Rot, which boosts the album’s intensity and helps Mutilatred’s live energy translate to tape.
Determined to Rot contains no real surprises, but cements Mutilatred as one of the underground’s premier brutal death metal bands, no gimmicks or samples needed. Give the album a listen now and grab a copy via Redefining Darkness before it’s officially out this Friday, May 13.