NON SERVIAM RECORDS 2015
Origin:Â Â Â Â Â USA
Length:Â Â 47:38
Normally youâll first have the review and then the interview âŠ but with Against The Plagues I needed longer to purify their musical devastation for a review. Like their music it takes time to understand fully what all is happening and finally you get completely overwhelmed by it.
Where to start when there is so much purity and devastating aggression transformed through almost 48 minutes of perfect death metal. Letâs start with a small introduction for all of you not familiar with the band.
Against the Plagues entered the modern black / death metal world at 2005 and released their debut âThe Architecture of Oppressionâ independently at 2007. This album was re-released by VIC Records in 2010 under the title âDecoding The Mainframeâ and is actually a re-mastered, partly remixed and with new drums re-recorded version of the debut. With these album Against The Plagues reached a well-known status at the underground and were noticed as a modern follow-up of bands like Morbid Angel and Luciferion. The last one due to the fact of former member Wojtek Lisicki.
During and after this Varyen kept the Plague alive against the many member changes between 2008 and 2015. The âExtermination Eventâ EP was the second form of terror that showed the transformation of the Plague and proved the extermination was more deadly and alive than ever in 2015.
Now we have âPurified Through Devastationâ at the end of 2015 and do I need to say more... It is just overwhelming! Varyenâs drums are well put in the mix and hammering their music towards an intensity and madness, unbelievable. Incredible leads and inventive breaks, combined with additional electronic effects and superb leads everywhere and all over the place; donât provide you as listener a moment of rest or the possibility to catch your breath. Shaun Albroâs vocals making Deicide and Cannibal Corpse sound like sissies. All in all over 45 minutes of a pure deadly devastation.
This is the album that Morbid Angel wished they would have released after their last disaster, mixed with Monstrosityâs intensity and a modernised atmospheric Luciferion.
Although this album was released by the end of 2015, it will still devastate everything on my 2016 end list. Brilliant!!!