It’s all in the name: brutal death metal. Brootal! That’s what I want from my BDM: riffs that punch me in the face, drums that gravity blast my boding into a black hole, and a stiff neck. Sure, you might find some progressive and technical death metal in that category, they sometimes cross over each other, but points will be given for pitiless riffs here. If it has the St. Anger snare, that’s bonus points! So let’s jump right in!
Number Five: Purulence – Xenarch
This is a new name for me, and they legitimized their place on this top 5 with crazy good riffs. Yes, the drums are programmed, but they’ve done a good enough job of it so that it’s somewhat hard to tell, especially in such a quantized genre as this one.
Number Four: Signs of the Swarm – Absolvēre
Chugs and growls is the way to go! This one is uncomplicated and is straight up banger after banger!
Number Three: Vulvodynia – Praenuntius īnfīnītī
The South African legends are back! On Praenuntius īnfīnītī all the ingredients that made the band such a renowned one are here, and sprinkle that with a few well chosen guest spots, and you’ve got an amazing result!
Number Two: Encenathrakh – Studio Album
Encenathrakh is a mysterious and legendary entity, and this EP just proves that they have no shortage of weird riffs to track! This one is as much brutal as it is bewildering, and I guess that’s cosmic horror grind for you.
Number One: Hate Inclination – Hate Inclination
The formerly one-man project known as Hate Inclination finally adopted a drummer! And this makes all the difference. While the band’s previous efforts were impressive, they were really brought down by the programmed drums. Now, Hate Inclination can shine in full bloom. On this self-titled release, the band respects your time. It’s only seventeen minutes long, but no second is wasted, and everything in there is top of the crop. So get right into it, and let’s hope for a full-length some time soon!
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