March 16, 2012
Severe Torture - Fall of the Despised (2005)
I'm sure all you br00tal bros who are way into Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Deeds of Flesh and the like already know about this band, but it's not like I have anything better to do than write dumb shit on this blog, so it's fine.
Don't let the shitty cover art fool you, Severe Torture aren't some lame melodic wankery band, but a solid, tough-as-nails brutal death metal outfit from the Netherlands. There aren't any surprises to be found on their 2005 effort, Fall of the Despised - only tight, flawlessly executed, gore-drenched death metal much in the vein of the bands mentioned above. Pummeling, precise riffing, lots of drum kit abuse, standard death metal growling, songs about necrophagy, mutilation, hacking off limbs and even some good old Jesus Christ hating, thrown in for good measure - pretty standard fare, as you may gather, but extremely enjoyable nonetheless.