With a cover that looks like it came straight from a seventies slasher movie poster, Exhumed rise from the crypt to gift you with a gore filled and life threatening new record titled Death Revenge. Death Revenge is a twelve track concept record that revolves around stories of grave robbing in the 1820’s in Scotland. Exhumed pulls their first concept record off flawlessly, and why shouldn’t they? Death Revenge is a gruesome and foul release that you can’t seem to want to stop listening to. Even after keeping this record on repeat for hours on end it never loses its blood soaked luster and still is just as enjoyable to listen to as it was on the first go around.
Death Revenge begins with Death Revenge Overture which sounds like a sound track straight out of a horror film and it really does a great job of making you feel unsettled. Once Death Revenge Overture fades away, Exhumed really kicks their record off with Defenders of the Grave. From this point on you are greeted with nothing but blood soaked and frenzied tunes that snap your head back immediately.
Each track on this record is a monstrous and slaughtering effort that aims right for your throat as soon as you press play. For just under fifty minutes you are subject to utterly filthy, disgusting and putrid metal to bang your head and bash your brains around to. It is no surprise that Death Revenge may be one of Exhumed’s best offerings.
Not only does Exhumed provide you with the usual gut ripping riffs, bone shattering drumming and blood thirsty vocals, but they also provide you with some horrifying atmosphere at times as well. Just like in the intro Death Revenge Overture, Exhumed gifts you with even more of that skin crawling horror movie music to provide you with an unsettling and grim atmosphere. There always have been theatrics in Exhumed records, but with Death Revenge the theatrics almost take on a life of their own and the way that they are incorporated within this record is incredibly well done.
This gruesome record does a great job of keeping you listening and keeping you wanting to come back for more and more gore insanity. There isn’t a moment on this track that is missing anything, and there isn’t a track on this release that you want to ever skip over. Death Revenge as a whole is a well put together record that is executed expertly ultimately creating an album that is heavy and insanely memorable.
This skull grinding record is that exactly. Death Revenge is a blood thirsty, skull and organ grinding release that just doesn’t seem to quit once it begins. This is one hell of a great record from these gore maniacs and it certainly is one of the best death metal releases this year.
Check out the official Defenders of the Grave videobelow!
You can find this record on the Relapse Records store here: http://relapse.com/exhumed-death-revenge/
As well as Bandcamp: https://exhumed.bandcamp.com/
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