One of the most eagerly awaited albums this year, Australia’s Depravity new full length, Grand Malevolence will be with us in December. Two songs from the massive album have been unleashed and you can check them out on Bandcamp AT THIS LINK. Depravity, similar on a level to Atræ Bilis, taking influences from several styles within death metal and doing their own thing with it, although they do it in a very powerful fashion. It’s a mix of classic death, brutal death, tech death and also dark death metal and you won’t find the time to differentiate between them all because you’ll be too busy getting bludgeoned. The two-panel artwork has been created by Alex Tartsus (Sepulchral Curse).
After releasing a groundbreaking album in ‘Evil Upheaval’, Australian death metal giants Depravity take things to the next level on their new album ‘Grand Malevolence’ which is one of the most devastating albums of this year. It’s technically evolved, with masterful songwriting meeting skull-smashing brutality, executed with blinding speed and power. Each song is a testament to the best expression this style holds, showcasing facets of the sub-genres without allowing it to dilute the overall intensity and momentum. There’s technical death, brutal death, even progressive parts designed around the same dark and pummelling death metal Depravity are known for. It’s a clear tour de force and it might take multiple listens for that realization to sink in, because the album is so meticulous and intense that it might be too much to grasp at one go. Depravity have created a masterpiece and set high standards with it not only for themselves but for the genre as a whole, eschewing concepts of stylistic differences, trends and schools, and imbibing it all to create the most lethal expression possible. Prepare to get blown away.
The band’s label Transcending Obscurity are pulling out all stops in dropping some awesome Vinyl variants, CD box sets and clothing Merchandise as part of this release: Check out one of the vinyl variant examples below:
Genre – Death Metal
Release Date – December 4th, 2020
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of – Suffocation, Morbid Angel, Psycroptic, Nile, Spawn of Possession, Gorgasm, Immolation, Hour of Penance, Abysmal Torment, Decrepit Birth