Entering the Celestial Ruins

Much like label and country mates Obscure, Turkey’s Decimation singled out a genre they like and rather than improve and expand on it, they simply said “Let’s play that”. In this case it’s a form of Immolation, Incantation styled death metal, and while not quite as impressively copy cat and proficient as Obscure’s black metal, Decimation are acceptable.

Mid tempo, occasionally blasting, grinding, muted, atonal riffage, deep growled vocals about ancient Sumerian prophecies and myth, Decimation are what they are, nothing more nothing less; An OK death metal band from a country not know for its death metal. They try hard, capture the target sound adequately and deliver 9 tracks (plus one intro) of primal, earthy death metal that probably wont get hardly any international press or coverage.

However, if you’re the kind of person that lives and breathes muddy, Immolation and Incantation styled death metal, tracks like “Vision of Nunamnir”, “Diabolical Rebellion” “Veracity in Relics” and the included bonus track from their demo, “Helpless Souls” (which somehow has a better production), might help alleviate the current crop of processed, pro tools death metal that’s flooding the genre. Just don’t expect anything more.

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Written by Erik T
October 17th, 2007


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