Death metal addicts with a slavering taste for the foul and the ferocious, pay attention, because we’ve got just the thing to feed your need.
What we’re presenting today is a track named “Dying Breed” by the thrashing death metal band Apes of God from El Salvador. It will appear on the band’s gruesome and slaughtering new EP, Procession of Death, which will be released on February 25th by Death In Pieces Records.
This new EP, which consists of four new studio tracks and two live tracks recorded at Megarock Fest 2018, is the fifth entry in the group’s discography, which also includes the 2018 debut album Misanthropy. For this recording, the band’s line-up includes vocalist Cesar Canales, guitarist Rodrigo Salguero, bassist Rob Malcoms, and drummer Gabriel Puente.
On “Dying Breed”, Apes of God cycle through riffs that are vicious and cruel, savage and swarming, fast and jolting. Driven by a blood-pumping rhythm section, the music exudes a vibrant electricity but also murderous hostility, thanks in part to the bestiality of the vocalist’s growls. And while the song is a hellish romp for most of its duration, it also includes a crawling, lurching, moaning passage that oozes disease and doom.
There’s a lot of old school spirit in this compact, mauling assault, and enough melodic and rhythmic hooks that it sticks in the head like a filth-encrusted spike.
Procession of Death features horrifying cover art by Jenglot Hitam Artwork. It was recorded in La Víspera del Demonio and was mixed and mastered at Resonance Sound Studio. For more info about the release and how to obtain it, check these locations:
DEATH IN PIECES:
APES OF GOD:
1. Empty Hell
3. Dying Breed
4. Evil Spirit Incarnate
5. Empty Hell (live at Megarock Fest 2018)
6. Angel Of Mayhem // Obsessive & Compulsive (live at Megarock Fest 2018)