(Here, TheMadIsraeli reviews the debut album by Infant Annihilator.)
If there is a band who are showing us that deathcore isn’t down and out for the count yet, it’s Infant Annihilator. Many of us metal heads make endless fun of this style, but a few bands out there are the reason this style became a thing: Despised Icon, The Red Chord (who by the way are releasing a new album sometime in 2013), Animosity — bands who mixed the technicality and brutality of death metal yet also brought the grit and beatdown groove of hardcore into it.
On paper this is a style that should have been more consistently badass than it has been. Unfortunately, it has become a cesspool of inept musicians who are more consumed by the laughable bro-centric culture the style has produced than anything.
But Infant Annihilator are no bros. Infant Annihilator are a Vatican-atomizing weapon of immense weight, power, and devastation that leaves no stone unturned in their first official dosage of sonic retribution, The Palpable Leprosy Of Pollution. Not many bands are able to put out an explosive cask of pure badassery this concise, this jarring, and this fury-born.