Left To Drown are a Slamming Brutal Death Metal band from Austria who borrow influences ranging anywhere from Disentomb, Suffocation, Acranius, Parasitic Ejaculation and Abominable Putridity. With the latest release from this Austrian Extreme Metal titled Left To Drown, this 9 track album features disgusting, brutalized, virtualized and characterized signatures of Brutal Death Metal while also maintaining Core instrumentals carried over within the album’s presentation. I recently discovered this band through SLAM WORLDWIDE after hearing the tracks Body Snatcher and The Toolbox Murders and upon listening to this album I was very impressed seeing a underground Slam Metal outfit took natural compositions and combined naturalistic elements of vicious musicality which then makes the album more chaotic and destructive all the same time. I even hear some Devourment influences from the drumming, guitars and vocal departments which all showcases primal aggression and later transcends into a sprawling disease of madness and unpredictable leads that crawls the listener into a gruesome atmosphere.
There’s progressive undertones, technicality and beatdown entrepreneurs Left To Drown utilizes this thirty minute record not only compromises in both swarming, bludgeoning, incontinent, incoherent, bruised, broken and bloody passages that finishes up incredible touching displays of vicious Brutal Slamming Death Metal is far beyond driven to see what lies next for this band. Lastly, from the expressive, tremolo-picked slamming leads, streamlined percussion, arsenal commandments of rapid fire guitar licks and masterful vocal performances, Left To Drown’s self titled album helped them established a new mark for the genre as they comfortably craft material so skyrocketing, energetic and eviscerating, this is a album you absolutely need to hear if you’re a slam junkie. If you’re fans of Disentomb, Abominable Putridy, Devourment, Acranius, Ingested and Parasitic Ejaculation with a dynamic and juggernaut forces of demented aggression, Left To Drown is recommended.
Overall Score: 8.5/10
Review by Jake Butler