Death metal aficionados Lectern are back with a brand new slab of gurgling and blood boiling death metal. Their newest release is titled Precept of Delator and it is riddled with death metal madness. This new record is packed with nine destructive and skin shredding songs that do their best to steal your life from you. Lectern are no strangers to death metal of course as they have been around since 1999 and have been churning out meat grinding records ever since and this one is no different. Precept of Delator is a monstrous album that makes you feel inferior right from the get go and not only that but it tears you to shreds turning you into meat chunks to be fed to the vultures.
Lectern make it well known right from the beginning that they aren’t fucking around and that what you are going to get is pure eviscerating death metal. These savages shoot right out of the gate like a bat straight from hell and they don’t stop until everything and everyone is a bleeding pulpy mess. The longer you listen and the deeper you wander into this labyrinth of death the more you get covered in fetid blood and rotted corpses and after it is all said and done, you enter the labyrinth again to revel in all of the filth.
Precept of Delator really is a monstrous and massive death metal album and through each song you get a terrifying and bone splintering sound. If you don’t succumb to the sheer weight of this record from the beginning, you will sooner rather than later as it crushes you and turns you into a bloody nightmare. Precept of Delator makes you feel as though you are getting stalked by a psychotic that could take your life at any time. Lectern not only revels in filth and gore, but they’re also completely sinister and purely evil through and through which gives you an even heavier and demonic sound.
This record bombards you with gut ripping and buzzing riffs, down hill cranium imploding drumming, organ rupturing bass lines and vocals that sound as though the lead growler just downed a gallon of crimson. The musicianship is on point and technical and the production is raw and the songwriting is great and with everything sewed together in a cacophony of sickness, what you get is utterly savage and barbaric death metal.
Precept of Delator is an album that just smashes your teeth down your throat with a brick and doesn’t look back as it goes on to steamroll the next person that dares stand in its way. More than just carnage and destruction, this release is a monster and a headbanging one that gets you to come back for more and more sickness.
Precept of Delator will be out through Via Nocturna September 30.