Undeath – Lesions Of A Different Kind (2020)

Oh boy. Easily contender for one of the best albums of 2020. Undeath, as presented by their earlier demo / EP play the old school death metal that you always wanted to hear. Yeah, old school death deals a lot with the realms of fantasy rather than gore, and a lot of it – the big guns at least – had “that” dry horrible production. But, take that fantasy focus and twist it and make it macabre and weird and fucking down right bizarre, and you’ve got the aesthetic of Undeath, if you smash that up into some unrecognisable gore.

Musically things are a bit muddy, and the vocals are a tad one dimensional if I simply had to pick a fault (that’s not to say they are at all bad), but strangely enough this just works so well with the overall vibe. The production is great, the sound stage is clear and despite the muddiness each instrument is prominent and explosive in the mix. The riffs on this thing are so fucking sick, and the drumming sounds so organic and makes me wanna pick up my sticks and jam some shit in this style, which is rare.

All in all, one of the best death metals I’ve heard in quite some time.