“…a masterclass in slam and brutal death metal… At ten tracks and just over forty-five minutes of caveman death metal, Obscene Majesty is one bludgeoning moment after another, a calculated exercise in brutality; DEVOURMENT make it crystal clear why they have been the kings of slam for two decades.” — Decibel
Decibel Magazine is currently streaming Obscene Majesty, the latest full-length from brutal death metal veterans, DEVOURMENT, in its bulldozing entirety. The stream comes in advance of the record’s worldwide detonation Friday August 16th via Relapse Records.
Decibel calls the release, “…a masterclass in slam and brutal death metal,” adding, “At ten tracks and just over forty-five minutes of caveman death metal, Obscene Majesty is one bludgeoning moment after another, a calculated exercise in brutality; DEVOURMENT make it crystal clear why they have been the kings of slam for two decades.”
Stream DEVOURMENT’s Obscene Majesty via Decibel at THIS LOCATION.
View the band’s previously-release NSFW video “A Virulent Strain Of Retaliation,” directed by Michael Panduro (Napalm Death, Nasum, Dead Cross etc.), below.
After six long years, DEVOURMENT returns to raw form, embodying brutality with Obscene Majesty. Clubbing blows from tracks like “Cognitive Sedation Butchery,” “Narcissistic Paraphilia,” and “A Virulent Strain Of Retaliation” see the band as imposing and menacing as ever. Buzzsaw guitars shred through limbs against head-caving, hammering drums. Deathly, blood-soaked vocals personify pain and torture. Obscene Majesty is the epitome of uncontrollable destruction from beginning to end, as DEVOURMENT crushes through breakneck speeds, deafening ears and melting faces along the way. Focusing on the very elements of gore, death, and mutilation that have crowned the band as kings of the scene for over two decades, DEVOURMENT forces you to bear witness to the Obscene Majesty!
DEVOURMENT will play a pair home state shows in October with additional live appearances to be announced in the weeks to come. Stay alert.
10/03/2019 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
10/04/2019 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
Throughout DEVOURMENT’s twenty-four years of extreme existence, one thing has remained constant: unyielding brutality. Formed in 1995 and hailing from Dallas, Texas, DEVOURMENT has remained consistent and powerful throughout several reformations, leading many to celebrate them as the heaviest death metal band in the world due to their influential blend of vicious slam elements with an old-school death metal sound.
DEVOURMENT took the underground by storm with 1999’s landmark Molesting The Decapitated, released on United Guttural. After dissolving in the early 2000s, they reformed and returned with Butcher The Weak (self-released in 2005; re-recorded and reissued by Brutal Bands in 2006). Unleash The Carnivore was released by Brutal Bands in 2009. On the power of these LPs, and the band’s explosive live shows, DEVOURMENT soon became one of the most infamous acts in the death metal underground throughout the last decade.
In 2010, DEVOURMENT signed to Relapse Records for the eventual release of their fourth album Conceived In Sewage in 2013. The band teamed with masterful producer Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal and Morbid Angel for the album. Throughout the coming years, DEVOURMENT performed at major extreme metal festivals like Hellfest, Maryland Deathfest, and Obscene Extreme, and toured throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia.
For Obscene Majesty, DEVOURMENT reunited with producer D. Braxton Henry, who played in the band on their infamous track “Babykiller” and helped craft the sound of the band’s first three albums. The record also sees founding member Brad Fincher back on drums, Ruben Rosas returning to lead vocals (a formation previously only heard on the legendary Molesting The Decapitated), bassist Chris Andrews handling eight-string guitar, and Dave Spencer taking over bass. The pioneers of brutal death metal have sharpened their blades once again and are unleashing some of the most disgustingly heavy slam ever!
“…a DEVOURMENT listening experience is akin to being obliterated like a particle in the Large Hadron Collider and then devoured by a supermassive black hole.” — Metal Injection
“While other artists spend their whole careers trying to find themselves, DEVOURMENT already have — in the body-filled cesspool beneath a serial killer’s love shack.” — Kerrang!
“A cacophony of steam hammer blasts, flattening breakdowns and gurgled vocals…” — Loudwire
“The modern interpretation of DEVOURMENT is beautifully relentless in its ferocity — the apex predator of intensity—and Obscene Majesty is very much the sort of record you’d kill to hand over to anyone interested in exploring extreme metal that’s capable of literally lopping off their head.” — Last Rites
“…fans are going to love this filthy, chaotic, and supremely nasty entity, which for sure is going to be included on many year-end lists of 2019’s top releases.” — No Clean Singing