Five For Friday: June 24, 2022

Greetings, Decibel readers!

This is one of those weeks that’s tailored to all of you. That is to say, it’s mostly death metal, with lots of colorful album covers. There’s lot of growling.

You’ll love it- enjoy!

Chaotian – Effigies of Obsolescence

Crushing, muscular death metal. Denmark’s Chaotian craft an intoxicating blend of dark grimness and frenetic energy. While listening, you feel as if you’re in the middle of a nightmare, but are so exhilarated that maybe you’re the one in charge.

Nightbearer – Ghosts of a Darkness to Come

If HM-2 pedals are more your thing, but want the compositions to lean on the melodic side of the spectrum, you should jam the latest from Nightbearer. Fans of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series will appreciate this album as well, as the album’s lyrical themes are culled directly from that world. The riff weaves as the riff does, my friends!

Stream: Apple Music

Paganizer – Beyond the Macabre

The latest offering from the Swedish veterans in Paganizer. If you’re familiar with the band, you know what you’re getting yourself into here: straightforward early-90s Swedish death metal, emphasis on Grave.

Stream: Apple Music

Scumslaught – Knives and Amphetamines

Ripping, cutting, slashing, bleeding! For those of you devoted to thrash at its meanest and dirtiest, France’s Scumslaught has everything you’d need. It’s the kind of music for which you’d imagine live shows would come with a dress code: bullet belts, spikes, leather, the works.

Werewolves – From the Cave to the Grave

Pure nihilism and misanthropy. Australia’s Werewolves deliver their blackened death metal with a shiny technical edge, one which seems aimed to cut everyone’s throats.

Stream: Apple Music