Album Review: Castrator – Defiled In Oblivion (Dark Descent Records)

This summer, furious old school mastery returns to Dark Descent Records in the form of Castrator’s long-awaited debut album ‘Defiled in Oblivion’. It will be released on July 22nd, 2022.

Have we time-travelled? It certainly feels like it with this album. Such is the old-school sound and vibes present throughout. We’re not just talking about the harking back to the olden days of death metal either. Defiled in Oblivion has a rawness to its sound that makes it seem cut from a very different era. Is that a good a thing or a bad thing?

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One thing is for sure, Castrator certainly embody the old-school death metal sound and certainly do it justice. A ten-track album (one of which is a cover) filled with blistering riffs, harsh drum beats and twisted bass lines, the cherry on top are the nasty, guttural vocals. Everything Castrator promise, they deliver and fans of this classic extreme sound will eat this up.

There’s no selling this to those who have a disdain for this sound though. Castrator stick solidly to type and while they do deliver a raucous version, it is still very familiar. The one saving grace is that they do it bloody well and manage to keep the interest up by tearing through the tracks at a breakneck speed.

It’s around forty minutes of straightforward death metal brutality and there’s never anything wrong with that. Especially when it’s complimented by a pretty kick-ass cover of Venom’s Countess Bathory.

Castrator – Defiled in Oblivion Full Track Listing:

1. Dawa of Yousafzai
2. Tormented by Atrocities
3. Befoul My Existence
4. Inquisition Sins
5. Voices of Evirato
6. Forsaken and Deprived
7. Sinister Mind
8. Purge the Rotten (Ones)
9. Tyrant’s Verdict
10. Countess Bathory (Venom Cover)


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Castrator - Defiled In Oblivion (Dark Descent Records)
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