What in the world is going on this weekend…Sunday morning and after like 5 massive releases this weekend, we have one more.
“DESPONDENT is the debut album by Indian tech/prog death metal trio Dead Exaltation. They began in 2015, drawing inspiration from a variety of bands including Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation, Gorod, Spawn of Possession, and Cynic. Throughout their existence, the band has focused on creating thought-provoking, concept-based lyrics and song structures adorned with complex rhythms and melodies, as well as an old school sensibility.
Musically it centers around the engaging guitar-work that blends in elements from classic death metal as well as progressive metal, searing through chaotic sections with a melodic sensibility. The vocals and percussion make sure never to let the extremity cease, supplementing the guitarwork with necessary brutality.
Lyrically the band creates a conceptual story that continues with every song. It revolves around a psychopath warden who runs a prison holding innocent people picked up from the streets. The guards of the prison are cannibal psychopaths who do not refrain themselves from torturing, killing and eating people. Like every good tale, this story is divided into three acts: the incidents, the psychology of the warden, and an investigation leading to a brutal and bloody end of the story.”
We also want to add that this suffered through a tragic accident that killed one of their founding members. So the fact that this album is out now is a testament to their determination to see that this music gets heard all over the world. And what a release this is!
With the release of their debut album, Despondent, on February 5, Dead Exaltation is all set to introduce the world to their sonic craft.