Decaying The Last Days of War

Decaying The Last Days of War
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It's baffling that in the death- and shock-obsessed metallic underground there are so few war-inspired death metal bands. You would think something as brutal as human history would have a stronger influence on that particular genre. Decaying's third album, The Last Days of War, is heavy while also being a history lesson. Covering some of the most ferocious battles throughout WWI and WWII, Decaying do their best to sonically recreate the turmoil of combat. After a brief instrumental intro, the album immediately moves into "Operation Overlord" and much like the Germans on D-Day, you're caught totally by surprise. The driving guitar riff at the beginning immediately sets the tone, as Decaying prefer to keep their metal simple and heavy. Focusing on just a couple of key riffs and a ton of speed ("The Ardennes Offensive" being the fastest in their arsenal), The Last Days of War is going to create some epic battles of its own in the pit. (Hellthrasher)