There are only two songs here, and normally that would make a review difficult. But Brutality is far from a normal band. It has been 17 long years since the classic In Mourning was unleashed upon mankind, and although there have been some demo collections and a live recording in the interim, I have been very anxiously awaiting this new material. All three Brutality albums (the aforementioned In Mourning from 1996, 1994’s flawless When the Sky Turns Black, and 1993’s Screams of Anguish) are prime examples of how to properly write, play, and record Death Metal. Every aspiring band should dissect these masterpieces and study them intensely and ceaselessly. Do you want to learn the secret of writing riffs that are both brutal and memorable at the same time? Guitar solos that actually enhance the songs they’re in? Drumming that is always intense at just the right times and allows the music space to breathe when necessary? Brutality will show you the way. Are you curious about how to achieve the perfect blend of rawness and understandability in your growls and screams? Look no further than Brutality’s bestial bellower, Scott Reigel, who is inarguably one of the very top Death Metal singers of all time. And Ruins of Humans picks right up where the band left off, obliterating everything in its path. At a mere 14 minutes, this isn’t much more than a teaser, but holy Hell it is utter perfection. So, consider my appetite officially whetted for a hopefully soon-to-be-released new full-length album. However you get new music, you need to check this out immediately, as if your life itself depends on it - because it does. The masters have finally returned! Death Metal does not get better than this. Period.
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jeff acres said:
thanks for the killer review,its fans like you that got us back into this.we are working on songs for a new album as we speak for a 2014 release.stay brutal.
Super cool to hear from you, Jeff!
Thanks for the update. That is a great news! I can hardly wait for the new album!
Keith S said:
If you think the new EP is sick, wait until you see these guys live..
Saw their Tampa and Delaware shows, and they slayed!!!!
They haven’t missed a beat…
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