In the Name of True Death Metal is a name that is just about as appropriate as it can get for a straight up no bullshit death metal record. Morbid Messiah sticks to the true death metal script with this record as they pump out seven blasphemous and face shredding songs that get your neck twisting and your head banging early on. Right after a very brief intro, Morbid Messiah gets right into the putrid meat of the album as they roll one terrorizing song after another in hopes of lowering you straight into the ground.
From note one In the Name of True Death Metal is an all out aural assault and just an all out assault anyway. Morbid Messiah don’t take any songs off and there isn’t any filler in this record either and the only one you could count as such is the intro and really that isn’t either. With that being said, for seven straight songs you are encircled in a death metal storm that just doesn’t let up until everyone has been decimated. Morbid Messiah seems to have a complete disregard for life as they pummel and rip you to shreds for the entirety of this record.
At the very end of this record on the track Legions of Death the very last lyric is, “Fuck you all!” and that just about sums up Morbid Messiah’s attitude and that attitude just fits extremely well with their sinister brand of death. In the Name of True Death Metal is an incredibly pissed off and venomous record that aims right for your throat from note one and it doesn’t stop hacking until your head has been completely severed. This record is raw, heavy and utterly brutalizing and once you are finished listening you feel as though you have been tortured and hacked up.
From song to song you get slaughtered by buzzing grave destroying riffs, flesh ripping bass lines, rib cracking drumming and savage blood thirsty vocals. From song to song you get crushed by a wall of death but even though you feel as though you have been hacked to pieces after a listen you still come back for more. This release does a great job of grabbing you right from the beginning and keeping your attention all throughout. In the Name of True Death Metal is an addicting blitzkrieg that you end up finding yourself coming back to.
Overall, this is on solid record and Morbid Messiah really does stick to the old-school traditional death metal sound. They don’t compromise, cut corners and there isn’t any fluff or fillers in this record and not only that but this release will sure please the gnarled ears of death metal fans.
In the Name of True Death Metal will be released January 31, 2017 through Godz Ov War Productions.