Quebec City’s Decerebration delivers their first album in over 20 years. Entitled “Follow The Scars”, the seven-track (plus intro and outro) of ferocious riffs, melodic guitar harmonies, and beastly growls is now available as of December 17th.
Meant to show fans that Decerebration is back after a two-decade hiatus, they have taken their sound to the next level. Fans can experience the band’s old school death metal roots and at the same time listen to their evolution as musicians. Decerebration explains the record in further detail:
“We are extremely proud of “Follow the Scars”, and we’re thrilled to be able to share it with the world. When we started, we traded cassette tapes through the mail because there was no such thing as the internet around. Being able to reach the whole world now is very exciting to us. Especially since we think the album sounds great compared to anything we ever did before.
When we first started in the early 90s, we were kids that didn’t know what we were doing besides writing what we thought were good death metal songs with typical death metal lyrics. More than 20 years have passed since our last release, and we wanted to show how we have evolved as persons and musicians. We wanted to stay true to our old school death metal roots while adding new elements to our music such as clean vocals. We really like the music we were able to write for the new album. We think old fans and new fans will find something for them in our new songs and we can’t wait for them to hear the album. “Follow the Scars” is also a look into our personal lives over the past twenty years lyrically. The lyrics are not the typical death metal lyrics we used to write. Not because we want to deny our past, but because we wanted to talk about the issues we faced in our lives. Just like the music the lyrics are a product of how we have matured and evolved as human beings and musicians. We wanted the lyrics to reflect that.”
Recommended for fans of Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Death, Dying Fetus, and Sepultura, Decerebration made its debut with the 1994 cassette LP “Pure Hatred”, which was soon followed by the 1995 EP “My Inner Impurity” and three years later with 1998’s self-titled full-length. During their 1990s assault on the Quebec death metal scene, they shared the stage with Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Cynic, Incantation, Malevolent Creation, Kataklysm among many more.
Decerebration is also looking forward to getting back to the stage, “Our greatest strength is our live performances, always has been. Our goal is to tear down the venues we play at. Subject the crowd to a relentless onslaught of death metal songs. We deliver fierce energy to the crowd and they give it back to us. Nothing like a circle pit, a mosh pit, seeing people jump up and down in front of you or stage diving.”
Song Stream – Infamous Duality – youtu.be/zRO_ybQXI2A
1. Scorched Memories (1:47)
2. Infamous Duality (4:24)
3. A Ghost of Flesh and Blood (4:20)
4. Follow the Scars (4:34)
5. Break the Cycle (4:45)
6. The Factless Prophecy (4:21)
7. The Gift of Anger (4:48)
8. I Despise (5:36)
9. L.T.E.I (2:29)
Album Length: 37:09