For their fourth album, Prostitute Disfigure
ment came to the excellent Excess
studios in April
2007, with a different face, burying their suffocating deathmetal and unintelligible growl. Raw and sometimes unbearable violence leaves place for brutality always present, but much more subtle and suggested. Equipped with a superb illustration of the Master
by Olofsson, Descendants of Depravity
was released in May 2008 by the brilliant Neurotic Records team (Visceral Bleeding
), a long year after its recording.
Similar to the last albums of Odious Mortem
and Decrepit Birth
, the band airs considerably his structures out, using now the brutality of its blast beats more sparingly, allowing it to increase the impact and the depth of his tracks, and therefore make them more digestible and hard hitting. Niels abandons his usual diarrhea to get a growl pure and articulated, sometimes superimposing an angry voice, which boosts all tracks very wisely.
Along with the technical drumming of Michiel, measuring his double pedal and blast beats with disarming ease, Roel and Benny play brutal and catchy riffs, often offset by half a tone, that qualifies and enrich considerably each track. Since the sharpened riffs of Killing For Company, until the crushing middle tempo of the formidable Life Depraved
, through the frenzied solos of Carnal Rapture
and the amazing final of Sworn
To Degeneracy, Prostitute Disfigure
ment just hit with a violent manifesto and real finesse.
Perfectly calibrated by the production of Andy Classen (Krisiun
), both brutal and thin, Descendants of Depravity
surprises at every instant by the balance of its compositions, producing one of the biggest slaps of the first half of 2008. Away from the hermetic style of Devourment
, Prostitute Disfigure
ment combines brilliantly subtle and technical spheres, but has in parallel a delicious old school perfume, making his record darn catchy.