When I first started getting into death metal I was about thirteen and whenever I stumbled across bands like this I always thought the whole aesthetic of brutal death metal sounded like total shi
t. Because, you see, for me listening to metal had always been for the crazy Olympic-tier instrumentation. The production was usually too muffled sounding and it was always hard to distinguish what the guitars and bass were doing. The drums in this genre always had a really distinct drum sound, though they would vary, these bands opted for the pop corn/tin snare you know too well. Probably triggered double bass, gurgling vocals that of course, sounded completely retarded.
Over the years my palette had been seasoned and I stopped being a little B and have grown to really enjoy some of the bands in this genre. The thing that really caught my attention was that these boys are from Congo. Now tell me that isn't brutal already? I’ve come to appreciate the drums especially, and the technical proficiency that comes with this style. I was missing the point completely before. I thought this kind of stuff was just poorly made music, and sometimes it is, but this is exactly the sound that they're striving for. This is filthy and vile and it is supposed to sound and feel that way. But not the same filthy and vile that is usually innate to death metal. This is the sound of real depravity and abhorrence. There is honestly great catharsis to be found in palm muted riffs that are in sync with a barbaric drummer that sounds like he’s going 110% the entire time. The drums are actually really great and I haven't given them enough credit. Even for a standard release in the genre the drums are quite dynamic and super tight. (the drummer is rumored to be from Cerebral Effusion, another brutal death band that kind of bleeds into slam) Clocking in at barely under twenty minutes, this doesn't sound like anything you haven't heard before if you’re keen on the genre already, but this isn't a waste of time either. This goes very hard albeit being watered down by slams. The grooves scattered across this are surprisingly catchy too. You came looking for filth and now bask in its glory.