Natu Sabverata
Existing To Ensure Your Destruction

Ever wonder why, with all the bands out there paying tribute to NWOBHM greatness, there were seemingly no bands paying equal respects to Floridian, Satanic, 90s-era death metal? Have I got a band for you! Most of what passes for death metal these days, from newer bands anyway, comes off as core-infused, double-kick infested, cacophonous drivel. These type bands may have speed, they may have inhuman drumming, they may even have an indecipherable pig-squealer. But what they don’t have, Natu Sabverata has in spades…brutality.

Hailing from Burlington, North Carolina, Natu Sabverata are bringing the Brutal back to death metal. Existing To Ensure Your Destruction is an abrasive listen at first, but the more I played it, the more I came to discover how real this band is. Enraged, face-grinding riffs, old-school death metal grooves and head-banging tempos, guttural vocals that are both beastly and decipherable, and enough lyrical blasphemy to make ol’ Uncle Glen raise his branded brow and say “Damn!”.

The riffing is quite catchy. I found myself air-guitaring and office-headbanging as I listened to it. The arrangements are varied enough as to make it a good listen from start to finish without getting boring. There’s nothing groundbreaking, mind you, but that’s far from the point here. “A Bastard’s Birth”, “SinEater”, “Servant To None” and “Whimper Of The Whipped Dog” are the cake-takers for me, but I honestly think this is a solid listen from beginning to end.

I have to say, this album was quite refreshing to hear. It’s not trying to be epic or symphonic. It doesn’t have the sterile, samey production a lot of metal seems to be drowning in these days. It’s about as far from scenester as you could get. Fans of Immolation, Deicide, and old Celtic Frost should get this record. In fact, fans of Job For A Bear Wrestling Valentine should get it too, so they can watch all their other CDs go up in flames when they listen to it.

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Written by Shawn Pelata
August 27th, 2010


  1. Commented by: Mark

    fans of Job For A Bear Wrestling Valentine should get it too, so they can watch all their other CDs go up in flames when they listen to it LMAO!

    Will need to check this out

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