Thy Flesh Consumed Unrepentant

Thy Flesh Consumed Unrepentant
The fourth full-length release from Halifax, NS's Thy Flesh Consumed is extreme metal at its best. Unrepentant is fast, heavy, relentless and above all, demonic, showcasing a well-executed combination of death, grind and black metal. Starting with "Siege Engine of Unreligion," Thy Flesh Consumed unleash a sonic blast from the depths of hell, with non-stop chugging riffs, blast beats galore and vocalist Peter Mestre's violent guttural growls and screechy shrieks. Lyrically, Unrepentant lashes out at belief systems, both political and religious, and it works well, combined with the band's pure aggression on tracks like "The Demolition of Thought" and "Devout Heathen." With a sound that's clearly influenced by the likes of Nasum and Rotting Christ, their musical style, combined with the album's very raw production, makes Thy Flesh Consumed sound as if they're an old school Scandinavian band rather than a relatively new one from Canada. (Diminished Fifth)