Devourment – Obscene Majesty (2019)

April 4, 2020
Devourment – Obscene Majesty (2019)

Incredibly impressive on first impressions! We are dropped into the carnage with absolutely no warning; opener “A Virulent Strain of Retaliation” holds nothing back in brutality. I love how downtuned and mushy this deathly slamming sludge is. Obscene Majesty, as a whole, harks back to the earlier Knupp-led days of Devourment, with pit-opening slam riffs and grooves. Honestly, the riffs on this thing are fucking outrageous. Outrageous I tell you!

My only complaint is a wider complaint about slam in general – artificial bass drops! Fuck that shit! I mean, I know a lot of slam-based acts don’t take themselves seriously, but this record is on another level of intense brutality, and I find if anything the bass drops just take away from proceedings, rather than add anything of worth. But hey, that’s just me.

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