If you’re reading this that means you’re a seasoned death metalhead, totally calloused to the subterranean horrors unleasahed regularly on this website, but an album like Emetic Communion from Portland-based quartet Decrepisy will definitely still leave a memento mori impression on your skull. Easily one of the heaviest slabs of old ways-influenced death metal to be dragged up from the bowels of the earth, the imposing, skull-crushing quality of Emetic Communion seems obvious once you learn that ex-Vastum axeman Kyle House founded the band and recruited his friends drummer Charlie Koryn, fellow guitarist Jonathan Quintana and bassist Tim Lower. Lest we obscure who and what this feature is truly about, we’ll leave the research up to you. Suffice to say if you know you know to expect nothing short of a cataclysmic unholy revelation.
Formed in early 2020, Decrepisy developed their sound and methodically wrought their morbid material in the shadows amidst the global deathsurge. The result, monstrous yet agile, despondent but still extremely hostile, Emetic Communion moves and destroys at equal turns like some mad assemblage of long-gone Finnish, English and American forms. With Koryn at the throne, Emetic Communion was likely also recorded by Decrepisy’s multi-talented drummer at his The Underworld Studio. Emetic Communion hits utterly seismic. Thankfully, Decrepisy’s penchant for the past precludes an obligation to sound dated. Like the best death metal, Emetic Communion sounds bereft of time and corrupted with crawling solos like maggots feasting on the decomposition.
According to the sickos behind it, “Emetic Communion is an exploration of genetic trauma, deformed psyche, psycho-somatic suffering, spirit made flesh, trapped in a human/animal cage of blood and bone and nervous system through which the only reprieve is decomposing form. Purity through rot.”
“Life in decay.”
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