It's become increasingly difficult to weed through the mediocre and the terrible bands out these days, but luckily record labels like Dark Descent make things much simpler for myself and plenty of other metalheads by signing only the best. Corpsessed is one such band on the label's impressive roster, and they've made a solid amount of noise in the metal underground with only two EPs to their name. Their debut from last year "The Dagger & The Chalice" and their self-titled this year. While it only has two songs that total eight and a half minutes, it's clear that these Finns know exactly what they're doing, and that's creating some very heavy death metal (No surprise, they're from fucking Finland).
Once "Demoniacal Subjugation" blares through the listener's speakers, eardrums will be ruptured. The tremolo riffage throughout the track is seriously heavy and it shows that there's plenty of Incantation influence going on here, but these guys would probably never be grouped with any of the other bands out today who worship at the cavernous altar of John McEntee. There's a nice melody that manages to catch the listener's attention behind the wall of sound that are the bellowing vocals and the crushing riffs. Corpsessed even threw in a nice Bolt Thrower-like riff, showing their versatility, and I love it. The other song "Of Desolation" is a bit faster at points, but it also takes a more doomy route later on in the song, showing off their Finnish roots. "Corpsessed" did exactly what this 2-song EP was supposed to do, and that was please fans old and new to the band, and to leave you waiting anxiously for a full-length.
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4.1/5 or 82%.