What do you get when you fuse death metal and thrash together? A maelstrom of deadly metal that’s what, and that is exactly what Pequod has done. Pequod are about to unleash their newest release titled False Divinity, and within this EP you will find heavy and ultimately bone crushing thrashing death metal. There happen to be only four tracks on this release, but each song is fairly long and keeps you hooked. As soon as you begin listening you fall victim to destructive and gut ripping death metal and neck breaking thrash, and Pequod doesn’t let you escape from their clutches until the entire release is over.
Pequod bursts out of the gate from song one and does’t stop as they never let their foot off the gas or their boot off of your throat. The only speed that these gents know is fast since neither of the four songs present on this release give you a breather or a moment of reprieve. Each song is played at a skin melting and flesh flaying pace and you never realize that your face has completely melted off of until the final song concludes. False Divinity is an unrelenting and skull grinding effort that has you beg for mercy every chance that you get.
False Divinity is an entirely memorable release as it just gets stuck inside of your head whether you want it to or not. Of course the musicianship is part of what makes this release so memorable, but that is only a part of it. The other part is that, even though Pequod plays at a faster tempo it isn’t entirely mind bending to the point where your brain turns into cerebral soup. Instead, they play at a mid tempo and with that you are able to pick things up easier, thrash along easier and memorize the songs with greater ease.
This release by Pequod leaves you headbanging, thrashing around and even doing both even when you aren’t listening. Each of the four songs gets stuck in your head and as a whole False Divinity is intoxicating as one listen turns into multiple. Pequod hooks you right from the beginning, and try as you might you can’t escape the deadly ride that is False Divinity.
Pequod fills your head with ripping riffs complimented by shredding solos, solid drum work, heavy bass lines, and raw and visceral vocals. The musicianship is great and the vocals are forceful and evil, and with everything combined you get a sound that is wholly sinister and purely destructive. With everything woven together with great production, False Divinity is a force to be reckoned with as it will raze hell and level everything in its path.
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False Divinity will be out July 5, 2016.