DEIQUISITOR
Towards Our Impending Doom
(Extremely Rotten Productions)
38:35min

Denmark’s DEIQUISITOR waste no time in recording and releasing new albums. With their third album releasing only three years after their first, it’s a breath of fresh air to have a band that doesn’t sit on its laurels in songwriting. Not too many bands have released ‘classic’ albums four or more years apart. Catching the energy of a band that’s still in its new and hungry phase, “Towards Our Impending Doom” is a Death Metal album that sizzles and bursts like an erupting blister in a hellstorm of fire. Two-thirds of DEIQUISITOR are from the disbanded Black Metal outfit BLODFEST. But don’t expect the same style of Metal as Death Metal has seeped into their souls and provided them with new inspiration. ‘Shapeshifter’ starts the album with a plundering misfit of a beast, roaming the caverns with thunderous trampling and destructive hatred. The guitars stagger back and forth in a rapid pace… the drums pound, tremble and puncture… the vocals whisper a toxic fog of raspy threats. ‘An Altar To An Alien God’ has a dizzying rhythm that may bring us all into epileptic fits. The thrown-off, bucking riffs and drums in ‘Towards Our Impending Doom’ show us the band isn’t making this simple for themselves, or us for that matter. It’s disorienting, but in a good way. It’s almost like the walls are spinning and the floor is tilting, throwing us off-balance. ‘Divine Molecular Transcendence’ involves twisting riffs and shadowy Death Metal vocals. The album doesn’t slow down with ‘The Feathered Serpent’ or ‘Towers of Lightning’. ‘The Unearthly’ seems to change directions every few seconds like a kid trapped in a funhouse of mirrors. The final two tracks ‘Axons Of The Cortex’ and ‘Extinction’ keep the flow of the album consistent even though each individual track brings the listener to bizarre heights. With the rapidity of album releases, you’d think maybe the songs would be a little generic. But not with “Towards Our Impending Doom”. DEIQUISITOR are definitely a band full of fresh ideas while still maintaining a brutal Death Metal wall of sound. For more info, check out www.facebook.com/deiquisitor, https://extremelyrotten.blogspot.com

David Simonton

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