The cover art above, which was created by Misanthropic-Art, is what first drew our attention in April to Wither, the third album by Sweden’s Decomposed, which will be released by Chaos Records on October 3. And having been seduced by the artwork, we were then ravaged by the grisly, bone-grinding, pavement-splitting, head-hammering death metal delivered by the album’s first advance track, “By Nothingness Crowned”. Later on, a second song called “Submerged” continued the demolition job, and today we get to bring you one more chapter in this Wither-ing onslaught through our premiere of “Drenched In Wounds”.
Decomposed began as the solo project of Jesper Ekstål, and although it grew into a full band by 2010, for this album Decomposed has returned to where it began, with only Jesper Ekstål remaining. Wither, which is Decomposed’s third album, was composed and performed by him, along with drummer Emil Leijon. Continue reading »