Dedicated Decibel readers might already be familiar with South Dakota-based death dealers Angerot, whose brand of HM2-driven death metal has made them a consistent favorite among the mag’s readers and writers. They’re back with their third album, The Profound Recreant, and we’re happy to report that it’s another slab of ripping death metal that you can stream below.
Clocking in at eight songs (plus an intro), The Profound Recreant features guest appearances by Jack Owen (Six Feet Under, ex-Cannibal Corpse), Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), Sammy Duet (Goatwhore) and Steve Tucker (Morbid Angel).
The Profound Recreant is a largely meat-and-potatoes death metal album, a style Angerot excel at. Sure, the band take a more European approach to songwriting and performance than 2020’s The Divine Apostate but Angerot are still at their best when they’re bearing down and blasting through mid-paced death metal songs.
“Lyrically, I like to weave open-ended stories, many of which, of course, have biblical and religious theology. To me, it is absolutely surreal how fundamentally-sound ideals can become so twisted through misinterpretation or manipulation of the concept. With Profound Recreant, I found a deep interest in ‘what if’ scenarios. Things we don’t have direct answers to, that if we have misinterpreted or misunderstood history, what the consequences are or would be. I feel we live in a time where we blatantly ignore history or, worse, attempt to rewrite it to suit agendas….which is incredibly dangerous. History, no matter how violent or how ugly, must be accurately defined, recorded, and taught if we ever hope to improve and progress. Ignoring history means we are only bound to repeat it.”
Listen to The Profound Recreant below. It’s out on March 24 via Redefining Darkness.