Review Summary: Maybe the animal blood during live shows helps distract the audience of how boring this is
Debauchery caught my attention when I heard of the school teacher that was being fired from his position due to his picking his love for music, specifically death metal, over what could have become a long, rewarding, profession enriching the young’s minds with knowledge. Such action shows dedication to one’s music and dedication can often translate into some truly spectacular results.
However, Debauchery is not the case.
What is to be found on Debauchery’s Torture Pit is nothing more than your average, chug heavy, mid paced styling of death metal. Everything from the album cover, to the riffs, the drums, song titles, etc sounds like a rehashing of every other band that plays this style of death metal.
The guitarists seem stuck in the boring chug-chug-chug-small riff(repeat) pattern of playing and there is only so much you can do with such a pattern before it gets extremely tedious and tiresome and unfortunately for Debauchery, it has all been done by others before them. So right off the bat, Torture Pit starts on a slump. A few moments of hope come to tickle your balls every here and there but usually end up in disappointment as the band always seems to fall back to that same old playing pattern. Horrors Of War is probably the strongest example of this as it features some truly good parts (a strong driving intro riffs, melodic chorus and one of the album’s better solos) but to get to each part you must suffer through more of the same generic riffs heard throughout the album backed by drumming that is about as varied as skin color at a Klan meeting.
There are a few songs worth noting and keeping this album from being a complete throw away. Debauchery Bloodpack features strong, groovy riffing that, while not being anything remarkably original, manages to stay enjoyable due to its short run time and because it separates itself from the flow of the album. Death Metal Warmachine is easily the most enjoyable. Taking deep root in hard rock, it delivers a thick, groovy riffs that is fun to bob your head to and has a strong melodic chorus to accompany it. Decadent Depravity Of The Dead is a synth-heavy atmospheric piece that adds a more interesting atmosphere based track to the album although the guitar takes too big of a back seat and feels too long.
All in all, the singer should’ve became a teacher, unless he was going for music teacher then he’s better off in a death metal band that will hopefully disappear in a short period of time due to the fact that they are, simply put...boring as ***.