When it comes to death metal and hardcore infused together, it works like a charm. Of Feather And Bone are one of those bands in the genre alongside Outer Heaven, Creeping Death, Mammoth Grinder and Venom Prison to incorporate different hybrids of Grind and other categories of extreme metal that’ll satisfy your listening pleasure. My introduction to Colorado’s Of Feather And Bone started in 2019 after hearing their sophomore album released on Profound Lore Records titled Bestial Hymns of Perversion and upon listening to that album on numerous occasions, I really got my feet soaked to hear such raw, filthy and abrasive sound to keep their traditional hardcore punk influences but transitioned it to a much more bleak, grindy and almost blackened style of death metal have surpassed my expectations. Now with the latest offering in the band’s catalog of Sulfuric Disintegration, things start to become chaotic, claustrophobic, cavernous and leaps and bounds much more heavier and dense sounding.
From the authentic and stabilized old school inspired musical components that will immediately grind your teeth beginning to front to the production reminiscent of Gatecreeper, Tomb Mold, Bolt Thrower and Blood Incantation with sprinkled showers from the powerviolence and grindcore influences by Full Of Hell, this album is by far the band’s tightest, matured sounding and thought-provoking releases they’ve done. Instrumentation work here is sensational and harmonizing while the atmosphere has some blackened passages within the complimented songwriting gives the perfect balance of heaviness and progressive undertones a sense of emotion and anger when you hear tracks such as Sulfuric Sodomy (Disintegration of Christ), Regurginated Communion and Baptized in Boiling Phlegm which reminded me of some earlier works from All Pigs Must Die and the blackened death/grindcore arrangements from Infernal Coil not only crush the innocence of souls but the craftsmanship is what makes the album truly shine.
While many modern day American death metal artists shift towards into a much more stylistic complexity and toning down tad bit of pummeling, this is in total result to bring quality over quantity. Lyrically, Of Feather And Bone share their devotion in writing songs about anti-christianity, Aztec underworld and judging by the artwork itself does give that migration touch due to its enhanced and straightforward approach to keep their death metal tendencies up and running is a fine novelty that strengthens the album during the secondary half will continuously to grasp you onward to hear and express all in its glory. Sulfuric Disintegration not only is a fantastic follow-up to their older releases but those seeking out to find a album bringing atmosphere, intensity and aggressiveness to the table should consider giving Of Feather And Bone’s music a shot since they’re one of the best modernized death metal outfitters in extreme metal today.
Overall Score: 8.5/10
Review by Jake Butler