Dystrophy – Wretched Host
Personally, not fond of death metal bands from the USA due to the lack any unique ideas or musical variation, but Dystrophy have blended ideas from extreme metal’s past, which include Death, Gorguts, Atheist and Voivod. And they’ve done it pretty well, surprisingly.
“Wretched Host”, though not highly original, but is done with plenty of interesting musical passages, and the with the vocals being very demonic-like keeps Dystrophy’s songs interesting to listen to and heavy as hell. Their riffs and rhythms feature some excellently played and thought out arrangements that not only add melody but brutally twisted sound to their playing. You can certainly feel the torture of your world coming to a screeching halt.
Again, the vocals are nothing that has not been done (with the typical low end growls), and not a highlight here by any stretch of the imagination, but they’ve stuck to their guns and done what they’ve felt strongly about. This is definitely a plus, as “Wretched Host” has tons of individuality and creativity to a certain degree, it’s bound to disrupt your existence once you start listening to it.
This eight tracker is surely a wet dream cum true for any metal head wishing to bang their head until they pass out.
Hey, at the end of the day, it’s just death metal done with heaviness and catchy hooks that a good portion of American death metal lacks nowadays. I’m hoping that Dystrophy is onto something very promising here, and the whirlwind of blisteringly played guitars, bass guitars and drumming is sure to ignite a spark under some death metal head’s ass to do something interesting in the death metal world. Selfmadegod Records Sarjoo Devani