Saturday, September 17, 2022

DE PROFUNDIS - The Corruption of Virtue review


 

DE PROFUNDIS - The Corruption of Virtue

Transcending Obscurity Records


DE PROFUNDIS are a cool death metal act from England who I learned about over a decade ago. Back then they were all into the whole English death doom scene theme. Then I heard their 2018 full length, The Blinding Light of Faith and was knocked down a few paces especially with my attitude towards genre cross pollination. 


On that album DE PROFUNDIS created song structures which worked in tech and melodic death metal style without being overwhelming or annoying. Plus they kept the old DM ways intact. I believe at the time I called that album "modern death metal done right".


So fast forward to 2022 and this new DE PROFUNDIS album. The Corruption of Virtue is basically an extension of their last album. The only change is the added emphasis on some bass soloing provided by newest member Steve Woodcock. But everything else is the same as before. 


Craig Land still sings in that deep dark harsh throat-ed style. The guitar duo of Soikot Sengupta and Paul Nazarkardeh still provide the chunky melodic riffs. While still contributing slice and dice prog style soloing. Finally Tom Atherton keeps the drum work diverse as well as pounding. 


All of these players combine to create nine cuts of devilishly good melodic tech death with plenty of proggy bits. Another decent album that's a must listen without interruption. 


https://tometal.com/

LISTEN HERE:

https://deprofundisband.bandcamp.com/album/the-corruption-of-virtue-death-metal



DE PROFUNDIS are a cool death metal act from England who I learned about over a decade ago. Back then they were all into the whole English death doom scene theme. Then I heard their 2018 full length, The Blinding Light of Faith and was knocked down a few paces especially with my attitude towards genre cross polination. 


On that album DE PROFUNDIS created song structures which worked in tech and melodic death metal style without being overwelming or annoying. Plus they kept the old DM ways intact. I believe at the time I called that album "modern death metal done right".


So fast forward to 2022 and this new DE PROFUNDIS album. The Corruption of Virtue is basically an extention of their last album. The only change is the added emphasis on some bass soloing provided by newest member Steve Woodcock. But everything else is the same as before. 


Craig Land still sings in that deep dark harsh throat-ed style. The guitar duo of Soikot Sengupta and Paul Nazarkardeh still provide the chunky melodic riffs. While still contributing slice and dice prog style soloing. Finally Tom Atherton keeps the drum work diverse as well as pounding. 


All of these players combine to create nime cuts of devilishly good melodic tech death with plenty of proggy bits. Another decent album that's a must listen without interuption. 


https://tometal.com/

LISTEN HERE:

https://deprofundisband.bandcamp.com/album/the-corruption-of-virtue-death-metal


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