Five For Friday: January 27, 2023

Greetings, Decibel readers!

If you’re looking to set up a particularly brutal weekend, we’ve definitely got you covered. The five albums listen below will clear a room of normies so fast, you’d think someone had pulled the fire alarm!


Ashen Horde – Antimony

There’s a lot of melodic blackened death metal out there in the mold of the mid-90s Swedish sound. But there aren’t a lot of band that take a self-consciously technical approach to it. For those of you who wish the blue-cover metal bands would mix things up a bit more (like if they loved Sacramentum but also really dug Cynic as well), Ashen Horde‘s new album is for you.

Stream: Apple Music

Conjureth – The Parasitic Chambers

An exhilarating serving of death metal excellence from a group of long-time scene veterans. Conjureth roots their sound in the ancient ways of the late-1980s death metal tradition, but cuts and slices it up in a way that’s more akin to Coroner than bands that strictly hue to Scream Bloody Gore or Altars of Madness.

Stream: Apple Music

Malleus – The Fires Of Heaven

A muscular and punchy blend of various black and death metal sounds, all with a consistent thread of d-beat and Motörhead running throughout.

Stream: Apple Music

Ominous Scriptures – Rituals of Mass Self-Ignition

Brutal, blasphemous, blast-beating barbarity. Think of Defeated Sanity if they were into Satan and were guided more by Immolation and Incantation than Suffocation. I realize most people would find that sentence incomprehensible. But you got it. Yea, you got it.

Stream: Apple Music

Seven Doors – Feast of the Repulsive Dead

From our full-album stream:

“This band allows me to combine my two favorite things, death metal and horror movies from the ’70s and ’80s,” Willis tells Decibel. “Along with being inspired by bands such as Deicide, Suffocation, Skeletal Remains and Malevolent Creation to name a few, I was also inspired by classic horror soundtracks. Listen to the theme from Zombie Flesh Eaters and tell me it doesn’t make you feel uneasy!”

Stream: Apple Music