If you haven’t figured out yet, Australia is one of my favorite metal scenes in the world, seconded only to Japan that is. I have covered a few Australian new releases before (Destruktor, Armoured Angel, Sewercide) and in each mention I have made a Simpsons influenced joke about Australia, not because I hate Australia (I’ve never even been there) but because I love the Simpsons. Well I have ran out of Simpsons jokes so lets play some knifey spoony (yeah I fucking lied) and get down to business with Decrepit Soul‘s The Coming of War!!
Like others in the metal scene of Australia, Decrepit Soul is just as raw and abrasive. The Coming of War!! is a sick fucking blackened death metal album that reeks of war and famine.
IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to present DECREPIT SOUL‘s second album, The Coming of War!!, on both LP and CD formats. Hailing from the barbaric metal hotbed of Australia, DECREPIT SOUL have been patiently perfecting their craft the last seven years over the course of three demos, a split, and a subsequent debut album last year, Uncreated and Eternal. But compared to their more traditionalist black metal beginnings, the duo blast forth with an utterly unhinged fury on The Coming of War!! Not for nothing does drummer Marcus Hellcunt (Vomitor, ex-Bestial Warlust and Gospel of the Horns) now play in DECREPIT SOUL: the band’s sawn-off sound throbs with a crushing gnarliness that can only come from the most hellish climes Down Under. That sound is also rendered in absolutely punishing form by a robust ‘n’ well-rounded recording that allows both clarity and vulgarity, shining steel and bloodied earth. The Coming of War!! is a record that doesn’t reinvent the wheel so much as bulldoze through it, tearing asunder any last remnants of “progression” or “good taste.” DECREPIT SOUL are crude ‘n’ rude warriors, bestial and unbowed, prepared to grind the bastards down – hail The Coming of War!!