Monday, 12 February 2018

DECAY OF REALITY - Reality Of Decay (2014)



Decay Of Reality ~ Russia

Spawned from traditional Russian Funeral doom luminaries such as Who Dies In Siberian Slush, and Abstract Spirit, Decay Of Reality are the puppeteers pulling your strings and making you twitch and bang your head to a full length choked with riffs that wouldn't sound out of place on Celtic Frost's 'Morbid Visions'

Although the funereal DNA of the aforementioned bands clogs the veins of Decay Of Reality, there is a chasm between the sound, where funeral doom morphs into a benediction of doom/death, pure death and death/thrash.

What attracted me most to this album, was the fact that although primarily a death metal album, there is a lot of crunch to the sound, no Cannibal Corpse cloning, nor any nod towards 'The Swedish Guitar Sound.' Instead, the riffs chop you to pieces, hacking slowly rather than pulverize.

The tracks on Reality Of Decay are a hybrid of varying tempo's, mainly mid paced, but can dip into either doom or thrash. This makes for an extremely interesting listen as repetitive this is not.