Released in 2002 Superior Massacre has remained one of my all time
favourite death metal albums, and I’ve been waiting on a follow-up
ever since. Unfortunately Destructhor and Secthdamon have been busy
bees in other bands over the past 20 years so not much has happened.
Now they’ve been playing some shows and new material is supposedly
being written (which I’ll believe once I hear it). Now regardless of
what they may or may not eventually release it will be a tall order to
even come close to what they achieved here, as this is a beast of an
album. The riffs are sharp, the drumming is ridiculously intense, and
most importantly the song writing and composition is tight as hell.
There is not a wasted riff here, and as veterans of the Norwegian
scene you can clearly tell they picked up some blackmetal influences
as these are rarely straight up deathmetal riffs, making this more
than just your standard brutal deathmetal album. I would be remiss if
I didn’t mention Secthdamon’s monstrous drumming on this album, his
double bass speed especially is hard to fathom, prime example being on
Bleeding Wrists, where he clearly competes with some of the best
ones out there, but he can also break it down when that’s required,
this isn’t a grindcore album (although there are times when you might
think so). If you are a death and/or blackmetal fan this is an album
which belongs in your collection.
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