Formed in 2012 from Rome, Lazio Italy, Devangelic are a Italian brutal death metal band that’s been cooking up some disgusted, brutalized and gory style of Extreme music. Releasing on October 27th, 2017 through Comatose Music, Phlegethon is the sophomore full-length album by these Italian interpreters and is the follow up to 2014’s debut of Resurrection Denied. Borrowing influences from Disentomb, Disgorge, Embodied Torment and Back Door to Asylum Phlegethon takes Brutal Death Metal into a submissive, ruthless and mental festivities that submerges into a manifested and infested world that’s circling every corner, step and songs provided within the album’s lyricism.
From blast beat drums, grotesque vocals, thick guitars and monstrous complements of Death Metal institutions, this album created a force that’s enjoyable, substantial, sentimental and very well interpreted. From tracks such as Of Maggots and Disease and my personal favorite being Abominated Impurity of the Oppressed, you’re gonna get Brutal Death Metal fuses of originality and primitive signatures that’s wonderfully engaging. So crank up the volume, grab your torches and head bang uncontrollably because Devangelic are back with a redemption and Phlegethon marked a path so chaotic that this is what these Italians have been stirring pots for quite sometime now. For fans of Condemned, Infecting The Swarm and Septycal Gorge this is another Brutal Death Metal treat you cannot sleep on.
Overall Score: 7.5/10
Review by Jake Butler