Decapitated – Blood Mantra – Nuclear Blast Records – Out Now
Polish death metal formation Decapitated always surprise me with each record they spit out!
With much anticipation I looked forward to blast this killer release! One thing is certain, Decapitated will never let down!
Decapitated is :
Rafał Piotrowski – Vocals
Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka – Guitars
Pawel Pasek –Bass
Michal Lysejko – drum
With some low tuned saw work “Exiled in Flesh” kicks off Blood Mantra in a grim way.
The sound is brutal. The double bass goes on a steady pace and the hooky riffs provide some extra flow to the songs. So it’s stellar death metal to bang your neck on. But wait there is more. They find room to squeeze in some prog and hardcore elements between the sinister discomforting death thrash. No overkill though. It’s still fucking death thrash metal what blasts out of the speakers. Decapitated brings us not the typical standard death. They definitely found some groove and that little something extra in their sound.
I love to hear that Decapitated still find room to evolve in their sound. This record is an intense one and the fans of Decapitated will surely appreciate this effort!
Score: 3,9 out 5
01. Exiled In Flesh
02. The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation
04. Blood Mantra
08. Red Sun
09. Moth Defect (digipack bonus track)
text by Ronald van de Baan