Out on November 30th 2018 via Redefining Darkness Records, Exist to Decay is the new release from Denver, Colorado death metal/grind band Inoculated Life.
Their self-proclaimed battle cry has been “Fuck the police – Fuck the judicial system – Fuck the industrial meat and dairy industry,” and they continue with that theme on their newest offering.
A mix of crushing death metal heaviness and fast-paced grinding noise, this is the sound of horror personified. Across seven tracks Inoculated Life leave a smoking wasteland along their march to destruction.
The title track is a nightmare combination of guitar groove, guttural vocals and screeching feedback. Indignation is a sharp jab to the throat, just over a minute of bile-inducing grind that is powerful enough to turn stomachs.
Exist to Decay is only going to appeal to fans of this hyper level of noise-making. Even though the band show that they have more than just all out noise in the tank with the likes of Suffer and Abysmal Fixation. Both tracks show off a little more structure and an ability to keep all the crashing instruments tightly held together.
It’s this tightness that ultimately makes Exist to Decay a more memorable listen than your run of the mill heavy death-based release. The drums in particular are worthy of a mention as they crash around as if being played by someone with six arms. Just listen to Birthed in Purgatory to hear what I mean.
Inoculated Life – Exist to Decay Full Track Listing:
1. Exist to Decay
2. Birthed into Purgatory
5. Murderer’s Sky
6. Abysmal Fixation
Inoculated Life - Exist to Decay (Redefining Darkness Records)
The Final Score - 6.5/10