Nothing but death and dread loom large, stalking you from the shadows waiting to spill your crimson blood and revel in the aftermath within Evil Upheaval. This is the debut full length from corpse hoarders Depravity, and within nine tracks these guys aim for your life never to relent until your neck has completely severed. From beginning to end you are treated to an all out aural assault in which Depravity shovels their brand of sickening death upon you in heaping proportions. Never are you given time to breath as Depravity swiftly shift from track to track only to maim, mutilate, dismember and lower you in to a cold bloodied grave.
You don’t have to wait too long until your execution as Depravity leads you in with the opener “Manic Onslaught”, which sounds exactly as it is titled. This blasting flesh tearing opener prepares you for what is left to come, and what is left to come is even more depraved, savage and blood letting tunes that aim to expunge you from this world. Each track on this release is incredibly monstrous and unforgiving leaving you feeling as though you have been gutted and left to rot after each only for Depravity to jump right back in to their brand of insanity gifting you with even more marrow draining offerings.
Evil Upheaval is a monstrous release, one that never wavers from its war torn and bloodied path as it marches on only to bring along more devastation and mutilation along with it. From track one to track nine, Evil Upheaval provides you nothing but pure death. In technicality, ferocity and great murderous intent, Depravity gifts you with a completely hellish and intense listen right from the get go never to let their foot off of your throat until their album has concluded.
This offering provides you with an ultimately gut ripping and entrails spilling sound propelled by ever lacerating, bone shattering riffs that are supplemented by ever present chest caving drumming and blood dripping vocals that echo through the depths below. The musicianship on this record is great as it is tightly knit and incredibly technical. Each respective executioner on their respective instruments turns in a stellar performance throughout this release providing you with a sound that is cohesive, damning, flesh consuming and ultimately bone shattering heavy.
This is the sound of death. Evil Upheaval is unrelenting, uncompromised, raw and purely punishing and grave digging death. For their debut full length, this is fucking impressive. Each track on this lobotomizing offering is incredibly solid and incredibly well executed. There isn’t a weak track on this release as each of the nine tracks are just as good as the others providing you with one hell of a great listen. Pure death metal can’t get much better than this and as a matter of fact, Evil Upheaval is an incredibly strong contender for the top death metal record of this year and it’s only March.
Evil Upheaval will be released April 30, 2018 through Transcending Obscurity.
Take a listen to the track Despondency from the upcoming record Evil Upheaval below!