01. I Am Leviathan
03. Arch Contaminator (1985)
04. Flayed Disciple
05. The Darkish Different
Mixing thrash and dying steel has at all times been a good suggestion, however presently there appears to be a small upsurge in examples of the shape occurring. Hooray for that. Returning after a fairly prolonged hiatus, FLAYED DISCIPLE have been at all times devoted to a monstrous blurring of subgenre boundaries, and now they sound extra militant about the entire thing than ever. “A Hell In Dwelling Flesh” is completely fucking vicious, and casually outstrips the band’s 2012 “Demise Hammer” debut by advantage of being at the least eight occasions extra intense.
As formulation go, FLAYED DISCIPLE‘s just isn’t a very advanced one. “I Am Leviathan” units the band’s stall out as aggressively as doable: that is thrash steel by design, however dying steel in supply, and rarely has that mixture been spewed out with extra vitriol or power. “Warmaster” reinforces the purpose, through a mix of savage, EXODUS-style riffing and pitiless, tech-death execution. Vocalist Merv Hembrough by no means sounds lower than furious, however his rasping bark has gained energy through the years, and you’ll virtually hear his bloody phlegm hitting the microphone.
FLAYED DISCIPLE are extra than simply dying/thrash revisionists. “Arch Contaminator (1985)” is a seven-minute colossus with a energetic creativeness and an obscene variety of nice riffs. It begins at full, white-knuckle pelt, and builds towards a brutal and ornate climax, whereby black grandeur and bewildering technicality collide. Equally beautiful, however about half the size, is “Flayed Disciple” itself. All the best bands ought to have a theme track, and this one is a razor-sharp and snappy thrash bombing raid that sums up FLAYED DISCIPLE‘s sheer ferocity in three-and-a-half minutes. In the meantime, “The Darkish Different” is a darkish and wayward dying / thrash odyssey, which snaps from ominous, gothic intro to a genuinely hair-raising barrage of riffs and steadily rising tempos. The track’s last, multi-riff descent into insanity sounds a bit of like DECAPITATED jamming with DARK ANGEL, and that’s clearly a praise of kinds. In reality, very like DARK ANGEL, FLAYED DISCIPLE are immediately and enduringly gripping as a result of they merely appear to hit more durable than anybody else ploughing the identical furrow. In the very best method, each one in every of these 28 minutes looks like a risk.