From: Gießen, Germany
Genre: Blackened Crust, Hardcore, Death Metal
Released: April 3, 2020
Tracks: 9
Length: 37m 57s

First, I apologize for my lack of presence and posts here lately. Been pretty out of it and just haven't felt up to it, but I'm trying. Haven't seen this one posted here yet and it seems to be flying under the radar, which is criminal because Depravation is one of my favorite bands. I always get nostalgic as well when I hear them, as they were one of the first bands I ever posted here way back in 2013. This new LP came out a few weeks ago and I am happy to say that it's everything that I have come to expect from this band. That amazing Germanic crust production and atmosphere, that can seemingly only be attained by bands spawned by Deutschland, is ever-present here. The songs on this record all sound very familiar to me but new and fresh at the same time. Depravation has always been able to conjure a haunting and deeply dark feeling with their music. One could compare them to Svffer, Funeral Chic, Ancst & Siberian Hell Sounds. But they definitely have their own signature, something I can't quite describe. It's something in the way the guitarist plays the chords, there's always this very unique, very strange, very minor sound to them. I don't know if that makes sense but it's in everything they do and I love it. Whatever it is, it sounds fucking gothic and fucking evil, and it all makes perfect sense, since the dictionary definition of depravation is to make morally bad or evil; vitiate; corrupt. I think it goes without saying that this one is highly recommended! Stay safe everyone!

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