Canada may have fantastic maple syrup, technical death metal, war metal and cool French-Canadian demographics but Detherous are a upcoming death/thrash metal band from Calgary Alberta, Canada and have came out with a album titled Hacked To Death. If you were take influences from Death, Obituary, Asphyx, and Demolition Hammer with furious amounts of assaulted speed, wicked tremolos and bringing back the 1980’s underground sound back in the day, this is Hacked To Death. From creating sensations of carnage, mayhem and mania to the overall headbanging sections of rocking the hell out goodness, this album brings a lot of dynamics and signatures to that 80’s style thrash, 90’s influenced death metal bands and with a killer modern day production, this particularly is all original, creative and artistic pieces of music even if I were a young teenager again I would kindly say the same thing.
Guitarist/vocalist Damon MacDonald’s delivery, execution, songwriting and bringing out that early Symbolic/ Leprosy Death album influences from his Chuck Schuldiner screams, growls and well tone pitch harmonics makes his deliverance become easily recognizable. Songs range anywhere from ripping vortexes of extreme speed, Floridian-esque melodies and tossing up old school death metal with thrash metal arrangements are not only very impressive so to speak, but it brings devilishly awesome conjurations that this album may not overly be the best release of 2019 any fans is gonna hear throughout the year but Detherous’ Hacked To Death is the inception, embodiment, and a simple reminder that the next generations of old school death metal will bring continuation throughout many decades upon another.
Overall Score: 8.5/10
Review by Jake Butler