The wide pit of rotting corpses that makes up all of modern death metal is by no means a shallow one as we all know the style has more acts that everyone can keep track of. Given that, there are always bands that go clean under the radar even if they’re just as vile and just as gripping as many other groups. Let’s take Australia’s Golgothan Remains for example whose blend of death metal is by no means unique but it’s the exact sort of thing people clamor for from the genre!
Right from the very beginning, you can tell that this Australian act isn’t keeping things clean with the very name of this record spouting gore and promising only the most brutal of mutilations when you dare to listen to their full-length debut of “Perverse Offerings to the Void”! While not shaking up the “casual” death metal form all that greatly, Golgothan Remains goes right for the throat as their blend of exceptionally heavy as fuck death metal leaves no shred of hope of surviving as tracks like “From Chaos It Has Come” and “Phantom Earth” being but two glorious examples of how tremendous the power behind this group is. Australia has never been a country to disappoint from all of metal as groups such as Sanzu, Arkheth, and several more have gained my love, and now Golgothan Remains is another addition to the already massive list of exceptional Aussie acts. In every way, “Perverse Offering to the Void” demolishes the competition with absolute ease from the crushing choruses to the absolutely devastating vocals that allow for a monstrous synchronization with the massive instruments that do no less than signal your bloody demise as it approaches! It’s nothing we haven’t seen before in the realm of death metal, but damn if Golgothan Remains doesn’t keep it classy!
A common complaint that I’ve heard about death metal is how “unoriginal” and “boring” the style has become this century, but I firmly believe that those people either afraid to live in the now as opposed to the past, they’re simply not looking in the right places, or both! Golgothan Remains is irrefutable proof that death metal is just as potent as it has always been, if not more so, and “Perverse Offerings to the Void” is all the proof you could ever want to show the underground still has a score to settle with all those that would doubt the horde of death!
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