Holy. Fucking. Shit. I should’ve known what I was getting myself into when I simply just saw the band logo which I had a hard time reading. Now before I go any farther, I am normally not a fan of brutal death metal because it’s just too much for me personally in terms of brutality. I’m not saying it’s bad; it’s just not exactly my cup of death metal. But Despondent’s upcoming EP “Awakening the Elder Gods” may just very well be my favorite album of this subgenre. I’m not totally sure why. Maybe it’s because (I’m not saying it does) but it feels to me like the brutality is turned down just a very small amount to where I can listen to it almost easily, and it may be that I found a hint of melody in the album and I was able to agree and jam to it. Not totally sure. But either way, “Awakening the Elder Gods” is an awesomely brutal album that is made for those of you who absolutely revel in the fact that you cannot understand what the fuck is being said at all times, and want booming guitars and destructive drums that never stop their brutal beat because this album gives that and more. And the album cover is the fucking shit. “Awakening the Elder Gods” releases on January 26th but you can listen to the single from the album “Succumbing to Insanity” on Despondent’s Bandcamp page below.
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