Released: 2013, Wretched Decay Records
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Underground death metal can be a very mixed bag, with highly underrated gems such as Nunslaughter and the more generic, dull bands side by side, often with little variety in the degrees of their success.
Much like the previously named Nunslaughter, Homicide is a veteran of the genre, having been in existence since the late 1980s. The sound of this Wretched Decay release is however, modern and well produced, but that is where the compliments come to an end.
Rather one paced, the album's "brutality" wears down quickly, and one's interest is lost soon after 3 tracks. I feel certainly that bands of Homicide's ilk are much better suited to the EP format of releasing music.
This album will not disgust diehards, or make the man with a Massacre tattoo offended, for the bands sticks firmly to the guns of the old school sound, but this band is seemingly unable to offer up the quality of songs to have the same appeal as band such as Evile does, in the sense of playing nothing new, but still keeping it interesting.
Death metal fanatics may gain something from this record, but for the rest of us, it is merely good enough for background music.
Review by Jarod Lawley