Hailing from Northern California is Disincarnation and with them they bring death, dread and doom along with their new demo By the Old Gods and the New. This demo features four purely death riddled songs that are raw, punishing and neck stomping. Disincarnation doesn’t just bulldoze you with nothing but death metal as they add a touch of doom to their sound as well to provide you with a slower bone churning sound every now and then.
Disincarnation doesn’t waste any time with this demo because as soon as you press play you are greeted by nothing but sickening death metal. As soon as the first note hits your ears you get a tepid whiff of death and that stench just doesn’t leave until you are finished listening. Each song is rotten, grime filled, and packed with as much entrails and rotting cadavers as they could have possibly fit. Disincarnation doesn’t pull any punches with this demo as they come straight for your jugular the second that your finger lifts off of the play button.
These death merchants roll out twisted and sickening song after twisted and sickening song without any regard for human life. Each song is treated with raw and buzzing riffs, rumbling bass lines, solid drumming and demonic and throat shredding vocals to provide you with some seriously sinister tunes. Each of the four songs on this demo seems to have been soaked in fetid remains as it just reeks of death and decay.
Overall, By the Old Gods and the New is a great demo and great starting point for Disincarnation. Their sound is solid now and one can only imagine that when an EP or a full length appears it will sound even better, and one can hope that they keep the raw just emerging from the crypts production as well. My final word is that this release is a solid one and should please the gnarled ear drums of most death metal fans.