India’s Atmahatya is a death metal band from Kolkata, WB in the veins of Six Feet Under, Amon Amarth, Decapitated, and Deicid
Each of the nine tracks, consisting of both Bengali & English, revolves around the perennial struggle of aspiring minds in the field of performing arts, and counter-cultures in India, and is heavily inspired by history and the downfall of a nation through its own oppression through all ages. The single “Elegy of an Atheist” is about the futility of religious fanaticism in a progressive individual and society.
The band explains it musically: “We found “Elegy of an Atheist“ to be one of our newest tracks, as we’ve composed it with old school grind elements with hooks of groove metal. The lyrics can be interpreted as a realization of a mind who has understood the ill-effects of religious fanaticism and blindness, in a progressing nation.”
Atmahatya doesn’t look to follow any formulas, or norms of the so-called genres and sub-genres. Their approach is one that magnifies the death metal edge with modern productions. Noting that they are only influenced by heavyweights in the genre, but they add their own creative touch and are confident they will not be limited or bound into a certain niche.
The debut album is a heavy barrage of death metal combined with heavy topics that offer a cathartic release for the band and listeners alike. It is recommended listening for any fans of solid riffs and headbanging and especially for those who are already into Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, and Suffocation.