Album Review: Desolator – Sermon of Apathy (Black Lion Records)

Black Lion Records presents Stockholm death metal battalion Desolator’s impending album, Sermon of Apathy comes on September 4th 2020.

A very nasty record, Desolator bring the hordes of hell rushing out with devastation and destruction on their mind with their new album. Seven tracks of ferocious death metal but one with an impressive level of layering. The end result, one of this year’s most detailed and complex sounding aggressive records without it slipping into progressive or technical metal.

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With a devastating array of sharp riffing, damaging percussion and gluttonous, guttural vocals, it should come as no surprise that Desolator wreck things. This is the stuff you can bang your head into oblivion too.

It’s dark, it’s heavy but there’s just something else there that makes the ears perk up that bit more. A certain level of instrumentation that sets the Swedes out from the pack. It makes for such an exciting record as you await what new surprise is around the corner.

Satisfying doesn’t quite do Sermon of Apathy justice.

Desolator – Sermon of Apathy Full Track Listing:

1. Portal Tomb
2. Adversarial Doctrine
3. Creatures Of Habit
4. Methods of Self-Deception
5. The Human Condition
6. Vaticide
7. The Great Law of the Dead (ft Karl Sanders)


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Desolator - Sermon of Apathy (Black Lion Records)
  • The Final Score - 8.5/10
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