The Destro Harmony Of Discord

The Destro Harmony Of Discord

The Destro unleash a take on the grinding death metal established by the likes of Carcass and Napalm Death, switching between guttural and screeching vocals, and half-to-double time tempos, and apply them to detuned chug riffs offset with squeals and an overall slinking, side-winding feel. While that sounds incredibly derivative, it's actually rather catchy on sophomore opus Harmony Of Discord. Not creative or innovative, just catchy. The end result is a case of blunt force trauma injected with a healthy dose of the same Southern swagger that infiltrates NOLA acts such as Soilent Green and Goatwhore. Or, hey, Pantera! Rather straightforward yet inspired, the dirge that is Harmony Of Discord has an undeniable familiarity that borders on plagiarism yet is never immediately recognisable. That in itself is a feat, breeding the sensation of attachment yet also fostering freshness. While the Destro aren't doing anything new, or even inventive, with this release, at least they're doing enough to incite some sense of pleasure. (Ironclad)