Reborn In Decay
(Iron, Blood And Death Corporation)

I’ve heard of SKULLPTURE on different occasions over the years. Mainly their cover art drew me into their releases. Yeah, that is a weakness I have. This seems to be a re-release of sorts from the original 2019 version. There does not seem to be anything different, no remaster or additional songs that I can tell. With this being a marker for their sound at that time, the band had a bit more of a thrashier groove to them at that point. Track # 4 ‘Hunting Humans’ gives a nod to that sound. You also get moments of SUFFOCATION and CRIMINAL INTENT. I say that because at points you get that solo bass twang that presents itself in different songs. I personally dig that, just to hear the bass in the mix is one thing, but those little bass solo moments are a big plus for me. As I delve further, there is plenty of that Florida Death Metal sound, with the likes of MONSTROSITY, MALEVOLENT CREATION, and DEICIDE coming to mind. Those similar chugging riffs and the syncopated drum, guitar start-stop rhythms, it’s all there if you are a fan of the aforementioned bands. Having said this, I much prefer their earlier approach. It draws me in more and gets me in the headbanging and air guitar mode. The current version of the band leans much more to the Death Metal spectrum. With their current sound, I feel they tend to get a bit lost in the masses. This is definitely an enjoyable release for me and also a bit dangerous while I’m driving. It just makes me want to step on the gas peddle and groove with their sound. Another plus for me is that it is a bit over 30 minutes. Comes in, gets things done, and then out. Give them a listen and oh yeah, check out that cover art.,

Will “Bones” Lee

Will "Bones" Lee

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