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Bruising, no holds barred DM
'Desolate Gods' is an album that any death metal fan can truly appreciate. Father Befouled make no bones about what they do, they play the death metal we fans have all come to know and love. Mixing elements of the old school sound with a few of their own tweaks, the band deliver crushing, catchy riffing that feels like a warm blanket of bloody gore. The vocals are top notch and are of the deeper variety, shying away from some of the higher pitched growls used by other bands in the genre. There is some melody to it but mostly the music is intended to pulverize you into dust and make you beg for mercy. Definitely recommend giving this one a go.
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3.5 :AVE RATING
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