Decapitated Christ
Glorious Tyrannizing of Human Rats

Spain’s Decapitated Christ has been knocking around for a while now releasing albums with titles like Antikristian Extreme Dekapitation, The Vanishment and Extermination of the Deities, and their last effort in 2014, Arcane Impurity Ceremonies.

Well after 9 years they are at it again with album number 5, and while it’s probably not a reunion or comeback that the death metal world was clamoring for (be honest, how many of you had heard of these guys?). However, it’s a solid, if by the numbers, old-school death metal album.

With song titles like “Abjuring the Holy Trinity”, “Luciferi Imperator Omnipotens” and “Massive Demonic Warfare”, you kind of know what you are getting into here as Decapitated Christ runs the gauntlet of influences from primarily Floridian Death metal, but also Immolation, Bolt Thrower, Deicide and such.

It’s not bad by any means, but certainly far from FDA’s best release. It’s just…. another death metal album. Nothing stands out (other than a few blackened elements here and there), and nothing makes it bad. It’s decently produced, vocalist ‘NalghaLord’ has a solid array of growls and as a whole, I’ll nod my head if a track like “Orients Princeps Belzebub” or very Bolt Thrower-y “Assault on the Ravaged Wastelands”  comes on.

But unlike many FDA releases, I’ll have forgotten about it as soon as it’s over.

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Written by Erik T
October 12th, 2023

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