Upheaval of the Undead is a rotten to the core and incredibly grimy EP that death metal heathens Pestilent Death has just recently put out. If you are looking for and in need of some filthy, grime filled, and disgusting death metal (and really who isn’t in need of some) Pestilent Death are your guys. This EP packs a punch with four total songs with the final song being a cover of the Autopsy song Twisted Mass of Burnt Decay. Pestilent Death knows how to pile on the gore and filth and before you know it you yourself will be buried under masses of charred and gnarled cadavers.
Upheaval of the Undead begins with Chamber of Wretched Souls which sets the filth filled disgusting tone for the rest of the EP. Right from the get go, Pestilent Death rolls one devastating song right after another that burst your speakers and eventually lobotomize you with a corroded pick ax. Each song is a twisting mass of violence and putrescent filth and sooner rather than later you will be added to the collection of bodies that Pestilent Death has been stacking up. Upheaval of the Undead as a whole is bulldozer of death and isn’t afraid to flatten anyone without a second thought.
With brutalizing riffs, thick bass lines, tumultuous drumming and unearthly vocals Pestilent Death gets you up and headbanging early on until you snap your fucking neck. There isn’t a way that you can’t headbang while listening to this EP as it is incredibly undeniable and unbelievably heavy. Throughout one listen you get buried under an avalanche of death that is entirely suffocating. Upheaval of the Undead is a terrifying and brutalizing listen that strips you of your life not even half way through a listen and even then you feel the need to press play repeatedly.
This EP is a great display of fetid and rotting death metal and nothing more. There isn’t anything in this record that is a filler and there aren’t any frills either as what you get is purely blasphemous and flesh tearing death metal. Even though this is just an EP the sound is massive and bone grinding and if you thought that you would be able to escape a listen alive, you would be wrong. Upheaval of the Undead is a sinister, twisting mass of deadly noise that aims for the jugular right from the start and it doesn’t stop until your head is clean off of your shoulders.
Upheaval of the Undead is a great and deadly EP that death metal fans are sure to enjoy. Not only does the brutalizing musicianship make this EP great but the raw and filthy production makes it that much better. This is sordid and filthy death metal to a tee and it is one fuck of a good listen.