Reviewed: November 2020
Released: 2020, Comatose Music
Reviewer: Lana Likhacheva
With their debut EP, ‘Dogmatic Convictions of Human Decrepitude’, Slit Your Gods are here to take the listener beyond the deceptive veil of cults and religions to the horrifying things a human being can cause to each other, hiding behind the name and law of so-called divine or holy creatures.
This journey starts with the Cult of Supreme Blasphemy – a track, which begins with the sounds that clearly are the very angry parody of what you might hear in a church, a brutally twisted inside-out kind of preaching, then the inhuman vocals of Jordi make the listener drown in the deep stream of rage and horror. The powerful, crashing rhythms of guitar and drumming follow the screams and growls, giving a sense that an old evil has been woken up and now starves for its piece of human sacrifice.
Dragged by the Cross, the second song, follows with even more power with an unbelievably long scream in the beginning. It did give me the feeling that the drums for this song might be inspired by Slipknot tracks who are partly famous for the skills of their drummer – this hard they are hitting the listener, beating the melody into the head like a giant hammer pulverizing the insides of your head.
The third and final track, Scapulars of Human Decay, I could call my personal favorite from this EP. Impressive beginnings are definitely the signature of that release, and this song has the strongest one. Truly menacing and creepy sounds of something that be a church and at the same time – a prison? A torture room? That question might be better left without an answer; this much of a sticky horror vibe it gives off. The sound of the actual song hits so hard that I shivered; unable to resist the truly out of this world vocals. It ends on a peak of anger and brutality, leaving a feeling that not all the things have already been said.
In conclusion, I must admit that although this is the debut record of the band, there’s no doubt can be put about neither their creativity nor their skills. They definitely sound a very hungry and perspective band who might make the death metal scene reckon with them in the shortest period of time. Definitely a recommended EP for fans of the genre.