Saturday, December 3, 2011

Masada - Suffer Mental Decay

It's not uncommon at all nowadays for musicians who played in awesome bands back in the day to get together and form these so called "supergroups." Masada features members from notable bands such as Immolation and Goreaphobia, and they play some heavy, filthy old-school death metal. But trying to get along by using past accolades isn't enough to make a band, you have to bring the goods. Luckily, Masada does and the "Suffer Mental Decay" demo proves it.

There isn't much out of the ordinary here, just dark and vile death metal played with the intent to crush the listeners. The tempo never really strays away from the mid-paced heaviness, but when it does, the listener isn't greeted with a flurry of blast beats, only some sweet tremolo bursts that could slice through flesh ("Suffer Mental Decay"). Accompanying the signature death metal trademarks are some weird, yet very cool riffs and melodies and headbang-inducing riffs to top it all off ("Toxic Unreality"). 

With only two tracks, there isn't much more to be said about Masada's debut demo "Suffer Mental Decay." It serves as a great introduction to the band and leaves a lasting impression that will have fans anxiously awaiting some new material. 

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