Californian death metal act SKELETAL REMAINS formed as Anthropophagy back in 2011, and released the two much lauded studio albums Beyond The Flesh (2012) and Condemned To Misery (2015) and has constantly toured Europe, the US and Japan ever since.
Inspired by acts like early Pestilence, Gorguts, Morbid Angel, and Demolition Hammer, the new record proves to be the band’s most diverse and crushing opus to date and contains a whole lot of outstanding tracks. No matter if it is the scorching first single ‘Seismic Abyss’, the dynamic ‘Catastrophic Retribution’, ‘Parasitic Horrors’ or ‘Reanimating Pathogen’, SKELETAL REMAINS blend elements of death and thrash metal with blazing solos uniting influences from such a melodic master like James Murphy (Death, Cancer, Obituary, Testament) to the divebombing assault of Rick Rozz (Death, Massacre).
“The album is basically the next step up for us! It’s a bit more technical compared to our first two albums and we have also used seven string guitars for some songs to add a heavier edge at times, but overall it has the same sound and feeling of our previous releases: Old school death metal from the late 80s and early 90s with a little bit of our own taste added to it!”
So make sure to listen to Devouring Mortality as it might be one of 2018’s finest slabs of death metal and totally lives up to the band’s perspective.