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Thursday, 17 January 2013


Name: Conceived in sewage
Artist: Devourment
Label: Relapse
Released: 19th Feburary

Texan Metaller’s DEVOURMENT play a style of slamming death metal for fans of low guttural vocals and breakdown driven riffs. Produced by Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan, ‘Conceived in sewage’ provides the listener with a heavy as fuck, well presented, powerful attack, akin to a sledgehammer hitting a bovine corpse repeatedly.

Although I’m not personally a fan of this type of death metal, DVOURMENT are possibly one of the better bands in their niche, but the lack of solo’s or technical guitar-work is disappointing, and the album could have easily been half as long, I became reasonably bored after 5 tracks.
To be fair to DEVOURMENT, the gruesome cover artwork certainly doesn't leave much to the imagination, and the consumer will certainly be able to make a quick judgement on whether it is their cup of tea.

Some of the better tracks are ‘today we die, tomorrow we kill’, ‘Fifty ton war machine’ and title track ‘Conceived in sewage’.
Brutal, savage, abhorrent, and vile, this album is not eloquent or beautiful. It’s disgusting, but I’m pretty sure that’s how DEVOURMENT wanted it to be…


A lyric video for 'Fifty ton war machine' is available here:


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