Chuck Schuldiner Project

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Coffins-The Fleshland

Fostering their own brand of death metal Coffins is known worldwide as the primary Japanese source for doomy death metal. Now the band is back with their first record in five years, The Fleshland a monumental tribute to the enduring power of crushing doom death. The bands trademark mid tempo riffs march out an impeccable grind that slowly pummels your bones into a fine powder. A band who truly embody all of the evil that death metal was originally about Coffins know what darkness is and are not afraid to expose their listeners to it.

One of the cool things about this album is how versatile it is. While a lot of the riffs are very reminiscent of groups like Asphyx I also hear Slayer and Black Sabbath in here. Their is a certain primal groove that is found on songs like Hellbringer and The Unhallowed Tide that forces the body into an unholy motion, a sort of satanic parody on dancing. The growls too have a wonderfully guttural feel to them, they give tracks such as The Colossal Hole a certain destructive force that few bands can truly match up against. This record simply crushes all of its detractors and feasts on their remains.

In conclusion, The Fleshland is simply more evidence that the Japanese metal scene is a great one. With skull smashing riffs and a dedication to neck snapping brutality trve metallers the world over will love this record. An album that is as pvre as it gets The Fleshland has a certain unholy death metal beauty to it that few modern bands can get at. The raw evil innate in their soudn is incredible and makes The Fleshland a very interesting listen. Suffice to say, this is definitely something you're going to want to pick up when it drops July 9th with Relapse!

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