Combining the utterly sickening sounds of death metal with the neck snapping tendencies of thrash metal is Repression, and in 2016 they self released their second demo titled Wretched Domain. Within this demo you are treated to three tracks that do their very best to tear your face straight from your skull. Each of the three tracks that appear on this demo are just as flesh tearing and blood consuming as each other. From track to track you are gifted with filthy, raw and unrelenting death that has a tendency to stick with you. As mentioned, Repression sews death metal and thrash together to create an overall sickening, spine severing and gruesome sound that is all together addicting.
The riffs are nasty, the drumming is assaulting, the bass lines are rumbling and the vocals are bestial and blood thirsty creating a frenzied whiplash inducing sound that you have a hard time not wanting to listen to. Each track is a savage and blood curdling entry that will get your neck cranking and your brain bashing against your already cracked skull. From note one on, Repression provides you with a blistering barrage of undeniable trashing death metal. There is not bullshit present on this demo as Repression rolls right along from track to track providing you with intense, flesh ripping thrashing death metal.
As a whole, Wretched Domain is a chaotic, crude and completely unrelenting listen. Wretched Domain is a stifling demo that doesn’t allow you any room to breathe what so ever as it rolls from track to track with ease gifting you with a complete onslaught of metallic death. Through three tracks Repression makes you feel as though you have been through the wringer leaving you for the buzzards once the demo has concluded. At the end of it all, Repression leaves you wanting more and more and so you reach for the play button over and over again.
You really can’t go wrong with this demo as it does provide you with your death metal fix. Each of the three tracks are well performed and well crafted and the overall sounds provides you with that stagnant old-school death metal stench that is so appealing. At the end of this demo you really do want more from these cadaver hoarding heathens, but for now we are left with three tracks of utter raw death that certainly is a great listen.
Wretched Domain has now been re-released through Caligari Records.
Links to follow
Caligari Records Bandcamp