Deeds of Flesh - Portals of Canaan
Apparently, the of what's to come was Portals of Canaan. This album is a continuation of the last album in story as well as sound. The sound is more focused and realized. This is technical death metal done right. It slaps the shit out of its peers and puts them in check. It's tastefully done, not gratuitous guitar masturbation.
I called them the riff masters and I meant it. It's as if the band says "hey listener, how did you like those 20 riffs in this song? Well, here's 20 more and they're all equally awesome." In one album, Deeds of Flesh seemingly can have more riffs than some bands do in their entire careers. It's remarkable how many they churn out and how awesome they all are.
Portals of Canaan was easily one of my favorite releases of 2013. With repeated listens, I'm always finding new favorite parts. It's just very well composed. At times it can seem like simplistic brutal death, but then a moment of technicality and progressiveness kicks in. For over 20 years the band has been putting forth quality death metal and it doesn't seem like that's stopping any time soon especially when you consider this far into their career they're still pushing themselves and just put out their most ambitious release to date.
Genre: Metal / Comedy
Label: Unique Leader Records
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- Amidst the Ruins
- Entranced in Decades of Psychedelic Sleep
- Rise of the Virvum
- Celestial Serpents
- Caelum Hirundines Terra / The Sky Swallows the Earth
- Hollow Human Husks
- Portals to Canaan
- Orphans of Sickness (Gorguts cover)