Mashing up several sub-genres of death metal including technical death metal, brutal death metal and straight forward death metal among others, Enragement creates and provides you with a complete and utter flesh melting listen. Burned, Barren, Bloodstained is the title of their upcoming release and it is packed with eleven life taking tracks for you to snap your neck and bruise your brain to. From beginning to end, Burned, Barren, Bloodstained pummels you repeatedly with nothing but sickening and twisted death metal. There is absolutely no filler in this record as what you get is eleven straight tracks of devastating and life expunging death metal.
The mixing of numerous death metal sub-genres is interesting and provides you with an interesting and seemingly chaotic sound. However, Enragement does a great job of weaving in each sub-genre of death metal to create a wholly cohesive and comprehensive sound that is very sound and well constructed. Enragement balances each genre of death metal very well so that nothing sounds too chaotic or out of control and instead it sounds whole and incredibly devastating.
Burned, Barren, Bloodstained is a sickening release filled with entrails, fetid blood and rotting corpses so much so that you feel as though you have been buried under it all after listening. From beginning to end you get nothing but sickening and twisting sounds that get your head banging and your brain smashing against your skull for the entirety of the record. Enragement does a good job of wasting absolutely no time at all to get you involved in the listen often and early as they roll out sickening track after sickening track until you are six feet under the earth.
Through blood draining riffs, slashing bass lines, blasting drumming and throat straining vocals that transition between guttural lows to screeching gravel filled mids, you are provided with one blood curdling and mutilating listen. Burned, Barren, Bloodstained is an unrelenting record that doesn’t stop until the heads of all of its victims are rolling in the street. This release is undeniably heavy and face melting and overall it just is one hell of a solid death metal release.
Burned, Barren, Bloodstained will be released through Inverse Records June 9, 2017.