Brutality – Sea Of Ignorance
Tampa, Florida’s death metal stalwarts Brutality return, and they’re just not back, they’re back with a death metal vengeance, lethal enough to engulf the world in the fires of oblivion.
There are eight songs on here, with blistering savagery and brutality, of course, but the band has also retained its old school death metal style and vibe for the most part. My favorite album from this quartet is “Screams Of Anguish”, and in no way is this record comparable to the latter, but “Sea Of Ignorance” sees the band treading into uncharted territory with quick paced, darkened guitar rhythms, and even a passage of clean vocals on the apocalyptic-sounding “Shores In Flames”. This is an eight-minute track, with tear-laden guitar parts topped off with Scott’s clean vocals.
“End Of Days” comes a little close to the sound on their “When The Sky Turns Black”, which is definitely one of their more mature-sounding albums.
What sets apart Brutality from the countless death metal groups is their ability of constructing emotionally driven guitar leads incorporated within the more skull severing rhythms and punishing, deathly growls.
“Sea Of Ignorance” is another genuine Brutality CD, but it’s not going to move mountains, however, the internal hellish turmoil it creates within the mind should not be taken lightly, as it’s a pure fucking death sentence.
If you’re looking for another “Screams Of Anguish” type of release from these dudes, move-on, as this is more in the vein of “In Mourning”, which was also a very bestial record in its own way. However, keep in mind, there are plenty of earth shattering guitar rhythms and speed of light obliterating drum arrangements here.
Check out “Sea Of Ignorance”, that is if you love emotionally tortured songs lethal enough to drive you off the edge, into a broken world. Repulsive Echo, Ceremonial Records