4/12/2020

Cemetery Filth- Dominion (Album Review)

Musicians: Cemetery Filth
Album Title: Dominion
Genre/ Subgenre: Death Metal
Label: Unspeakable Axe Records/ Boris Records
Release Date: April 13, 2020

Cemetery Filth, a death metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, are making their full length with Dominion. And, if you are hungering for old school death metal with a decidedly Floridian sound to it, then this fucker is for you!

While, they have been putting out work since 2014, on EP (Screams from the Catacombs) and appeared on various splits, it isn't until now that they have given us a full album. The album stands as a pure and unadulterated death metal delivered the way long time fans of the genre have been hankering for.

The opening track, "Subduction", has a fucking awesome intro riff that builds up force as the drums and bass soon come in. It has this really fast tempo sound that recalls the thrash influenced style of Malevolent Creation's early work. Fast and hammering "Exhumed Visions" feels like something that could have come from Morbid Angel's classic Alters of Madness. The mixing of the crunching assault, brutal blast beats, and full blown speed makes "Churning of the Shallows" an absolute banger of a track. But, it is the title and closing track, that really shines. The slow, doomy like intro quickly switches to a building up of energy and driving power. The song really showcases the band's talent as they tackle the tempo shifts with razor focused tenacity and driving brutality. I simply adore the soaring leads in this one and feel like it could go to become a genre classic, all on its own.
Cemetery Filth have made one hell of a debut with Dominion. With solid musicianship and strong old school style this feels like a lost album from the genre's 90's heyday. With a classic feel from its cover to its sound, this one really delivers the goods.


3.5 out of 5

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