Hailing from Los Angeles, for nearly a decade now, PESTILENT DEATH have pursued a stridently pure and pustulent form of death metal. Prolific and proudly DIY, this power-trio belched forth a debut album in 2016 that laid bare exactly what PESTILENT DEATH is all about: Eulogies of Putrefaction. Now, armed with the support of BLOOD HARVEST, they’re prepared to vomit their next disgusting chapter.
Appropriately titled Chapters of Depravity, PESTILENT DEATH’s second album consolidates all the band’s strengths to date and compromises not one fucking bit. As you’ll hear across these eight individual chapters contained within, theirs is a filthy-yet-brooding style of TOTAL DEATH METAL – by death metal maniacs, for death metal maniacs – that succeeds through simplicity of design and absolute gutsfucking heaviness. The specter of early ’90s Finland looms large across these Chapters of Depravity as well as the tendrils of influence the original Swedeath wave spread across the underground, but instead of offering slavish replication of yesteryear, PESTILENT DEATH instead spit out a rottenly fresh take on pummeling putridity.