With a putrid stench and utterly terrifying sound, Petrification rises from the crypts to bury you in an early grave with Summon Horrendous Destruction. This demo consists of four songs of nothing but blood boiling and flesh tearing death metal that really do just that. From start to finish you are bombarded with sickening sounds of death that try to empty your bones of your marrow and your veins of your blood. Petrification plays in the infected vein of old-school death metal as this demo sounds as though it should be coming straight from the eighties. But with that being said, this isn’t to be a part of a trend, this is about brutalizing and mutilating the listener beyond recognition.
From the very first gnarled note on you get attacked from all sides by poisonous riffs and zombie like growls that are accompanied by blasting drums and rotted bass lines which ultimately provides you with a stomach churning listen. All four tracks on this release are just as sick as the one that came before it and once you begin listening you get trapped in a madhouse of death and disease that you can’t crawl out of. They all hack and slash at you while reveling in all of the horror and viscera and even though you look like you crawled out of a grave yourself after a listen, you come back for more.
Summon Horrendous Destruction has a monstrous sound to it that bursts your speakers and shreds your ear drums. This demo needs to be played at the highest of volumes while you headbang as fast as you can until your neck snaps. This release is barbaric and utterly savage as it provides you with plenty of death and annihilation until a full length appears from the murky depths of hell. Overall, this release is a great one and is sure to please the scarred ear drums of all death metal fans.