Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Diabolic - Infinity Through Purification
Here's a Death Metal gem from a few years back, 2003 to be specific.
I discovered this band when they added me on Myspace a few months ago, and just recently decided to give one of their albums a spin. So after doing my research and finding out where to start, it seems the general consensus that this is their best. And I can see why, it rips!
What we have is a good slice of Floridian Death Metal, via heavy Morbid Angel and Immolation influences. Right from the opening track you can see what this band is all about, straight up, no bullshit Death Metal. Blast beats, check, gutteral vocals, check, thudding punishing bass, check, kick-arse headbangable DM riffage? CHECK! These guys have everything you need to make a good Death Metal band. Sure they may not be the most original in their field, but they know exactly what they are doing.
There's some nice variety in the tracks here, so you're not just hearing the standard CHUGGACHUGGACHUGGAROAR that so many DM bands use as a cop-out when they can't think of ideas. In saying that, there's not really one track that stands out above the rest, they all fit in together as an album and each track is very listenable.
All in all, this is a great album and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Florida Death Metal and needs something new (note: I saw new, not different, not that that's a bad thing, though).