Prostitute Disfigurement Descendants of Depravity

Although the third album from these Dutchmen sounds like your basic death metal derivative, it still provides enough of a kick in the teeth to draw in any fan of genre stalwarts like Suffocation (from whom the band seem to draw plenty of inspiration). The addition of guttural vocals that still remain moderately comprehensible are a welcome sound atop the album’s slick production. Conversely, the album restrains itself and doesn’t really go above or beyond much else out there. You have to give kudos to the top-notch musicianship on display but aside from a several moments of epic fury, this album may get lost in the mix of the rest of the death metal lexicon of today. However, if you’re looking for a straight-up death metal record, look no further than Descendants of Depravity, as it certainly excels at taking a time-tested formula and transmitting it into serious brutality. (Neurotic)