Album Review: Putrescine – The Fading Flame (Tridroid Records)

Putrescine will release their debut full length album via Tridroid Records on March 26th, 2021. With EPs and singles already under their belts, The Fading Flame sees the death metal trio flex their musical muscles over ten tracks of progressive, pummelling extremity.

The intro of Age of Fire sets mind racing and gets the blood pumping for what is surely going to be a savage listen. Unsurprisingly, that is exactly what is experienced as a wild flurry of guitars and drums introduce The Abyss. Superfast, it’s a technical sounding start brought down into the filth by the arrival of the guttural vocals.

Soul-sucking filth that continues with the meaty beating that is Devourer of Gods, Profaned Failure and the title track. Putrescine bringing the heavyweight sound of classic American death metal to modern audiences and doing it bloody well.

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A mid-point breather in the form of Age of Dark sets things on a dark and slippery slope into even harsher and honest sounding heaviness. That Mountain being inspired by surviving trauma and Outsider’s powerful take on class unity. These show that Putrescine are more than just your average ‘heavy’ band.

Though of Reek of Putrescine’s goal is to simply twist your head off and scream down the bloody stump. Before they really stretch their instrumentation with the grander finale of In a Setting Sun. A massive head-banger that proves to be the cherry on top of a magnificent death metal record.

Putrescine – The Fading Flame Full Track Listing:

1. Age of Fire
2. The Abyss
3. Devourer of Gods
4. Profaned Failure
5. The Fading Flame
6. Age of Dark
7. That Mountain
8. Outsider
9. Reek of Putrescine
10. In a Setting Sun


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Putrescine - The Fading Flame (Tridroid Records)
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