In a display of blasphemous death, death metal stalwarts Mordbrand bring forth their newest release titled Wilt. In pure death metal fashion Wilt is a thrashing and head caving release from beginning to end never pausing for a second to let you catch your breath. Wilt is a massive buzzing assault that attacks you from all sides with sickening riffs, demonic vocals, flesh tearing bass lines and acrobatic drumming, and as soon as you press start the mayhem begins to unfold before you. From beginning to end you will find yourself headbanging in a twisted maelstrom of death and reveling in all of the sickness the more that you listen.
With a raw, barbaric and utterly devastating sound, Mordbrand rolls out nine sickening songs that get your head cranking immediately. They don’t wait for you to get acclimated to their wholly destructive sound as they begin Wilt right off the bat and keep on hacking and slashing their way through the record. The only time that you can catch a breather is when the eighth song which is the title track plays before the album comes to a blistering closer titled Give in to Oblivion. Other than that brief moment of reprieve you are stuck in a cycle of death for nine straight songs with not a single ray of light at the end.
Wilt has a great punishing and raw sound to that doesn’t make the record sound over produced or anything at all. The overall sound is grim and gritty which is the way that it should be. Wilt is pure death metal and nothing else and Mordbrand shovels heaps of the sickening stuff upon you whether you are ready for it or not. Each song is just as sickening and blasphemous as the last and they all aim to kill without hesitation. Wilt is a rumbling death machine that has all the intentions in the world to bury you six feet under with no remorse.
As soon as you press play you get a nice tepid whiff of death and then some and that stench never goes away even after you have been listening for a while. Wilt just oozes death and mayhem and before you know it you are being serenaded by a cacophony of sickness. This release is a monstrous one that provides you with enough death metal to last you a bit as you keep wanting to press the play button more and more once your listens are over.
In conclusion, Wilt is a powerful and menacing record that provides you with terrorizing and deadly death metal for nine straight songs and not only that but this record is sure to please the scarred and battered ears of any death metal fan.
Wilt will be out through Carnal Records February 24, 2017.