Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Decrepitaph - Profane Doctrines Unburied

Profane Doctrines Unburied
2011 Razorback Records
To be perfectly honest, I wasn't all that much blown away by Decrepitaph's debut album, "Condemned Cathedral." Not that it was horrible, but more that there was just something missing from it. What that something was, I wasn't able to figure out at the time. But some time after the release of "Beyond the Cursed Tombs," I was tempted to give them another try, so I did. That one was much more impressive. For one thing, the guitar tone had more bite to it, adding that little something extra to their "Diabolical Conquest of the Left Hand Path" kind of sound. Which brings us now to the third of the storms, "Profane Doctrines Unburied." The darkened death/doom sound that we've come to expect is of course still present, and the production is probably the best that the dynamic duo of Sinworm and the Elektrokutioner have gotten yet. The things you liked from Decrepitaph in the past are still here, it's just more of it. More brutal (not br00tal dammit!) riffs, more vocals from somewhere beyond the sewers, and more lyrics of the dead, decayed, cursed and forgotten. From what I've heard, the next album is already at least written, but won't be unleashed from the crypt until 2012. By that time, given how prolific a writer Elektrokutioner is, I expect they'll have four more albums worth of material ready to go. Hey man, how about you spread the wealth out among some of your other projects like Loathsome, Foreboding, Tombstones and Beyond Hell?

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