Hopping aboard the death metal train we stop in Denton,Maryland with Maryland’s finest Oceans of Flesh. These death metal merchants have just released this here titled Eternal Desecration. There are three total songs on this release two being studio songs and one being live, but all three being good. Oceans of Flesh is a cross between a few things. They are a hybrid of death metal, thrash and perhaps some black metal. With all of those combine it makes up the sonic assault that is Oceans of Flesh.
Through the three songs you truly get the feeling of complete and utter disdain for human life, or just pure disdain for everything in general. The fiery metallic assault of Oceans of Flesh begins with the discordant guitars followed by the heavy hitting drums and all of that is backed by the spite filled vocals of the vocalist.
Eternal Desecration isn’t an album that sugar coats anything. Just through the three songs you can feel the darkness and the anger that they exude.
Oceans of Flesh bends some thrash into their style of music making for an interesting balance between hyper tremolo picking and the slower chugging death metal riffs. Each play a part in making the songs more diverse which enables the listener to have something else to think about while listening to the music.
While there aren’t a lot of tracks here to cover, the ones that are here are a good listen. The riffs are sharp and heavy, the drums are intense and pounding and the vocals sound like someone got the vocalist pissed off right before a recording session and he’s taking all of his anger out on the mic. In fact the entire band sounds like they’re taking something out on their instruments, which is never a bad thing. The lyrics for the most part are audible and easy to follow and if you want to yell along to the songs like a maniac then you can do so.
The music is furious and can be fast, but at times Oceans of Flesh can slow it down and having a more devastating crunching sound. Overall the three tracks that are provided here are good and easy to get into and thrash about to. I hope there never is an ocean of flesh for that would be terrifying, but for now we have Oceans of Flesh to jam out to.