Reviewed: December 2013
Released: Sept, Boris Records
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Atlanta seems like the last place you’d expect to find a Death Metal act capable of emulating the sound of Floridian Death Metal’s heyday, but Disfigurement have mastered the sound so well you’d think they were frozen in time somewhere in the 90s and only just been released from captivity. And what an onslaught do they have with their latest release SOUL ROT.
A good album always has a good opening, and ‘Noxious Sensation’ breathes a fresh breath of infected air into the Death Metal canon with precision blast beats and riffs that reminded me heavily of Exhumed and Dissection in their early days. ‘Solitude’ continues this very catchy onslaught and introduces the first in a big number of memorable guitar solos that’ll leave you in morbid bliss for a long time. When you don’t want a CD to come to an end, you know you’ve found a hidden gem among the landfill of US metal acts.
Fourth track ‘Entrance to Emptiness’ offered several technicalities on the percussion and I enjoyed the song’s structure a lot because Disfigurement have managed to sound old school and technical at the same time without pushing the envelope too much. A masterful piece of lyrical brutality with some of the most nihilistic and outraged lyrics I’ve heard in a long time. Another great American band to add to the list of US Death Metal legends.
Review by Demitri Levantis
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