On July 27th Memento Mori Records will release Victims of Spiritual Warfare, the second album by the Chilean death metal band Soulrot. Last month we came across the album’s first “single”, a song named “God Forsaken“, which prompted us to blurt out: “Crunchy, raw, and rotten Swedish-style death metal and grindcore from Chile, with hideous (in a good way) vocals, a toxic guitar tone, and a berserker spirit. Really looking forward to hearing more of this menacing mayhem….”
Well, it didn’t take long for us to dive into the rest of Victims…, and to discover just how hard these Chilean barbarians punch all the right buttons in their quest to reanimate the rotten corpse of early ’90s death metal while simultaneously blistering listeners with grindcore explosiveness. This would have been less surprising had we known that Soulrot had its earliest origins circa 1993-1994, or had we heard their Horrors from Beyond demo in 2014, their Revelations EP two years later, or their 2017 debut album, Nameless Hideous Manifestations. But better late than never!
“God Forsaken” was goddamned good, and now we get a chance to add another track for public consumption, one named “All That Remains” — and it’s a terrifically explosive and electrifying onslaught too. Continue reading »