Chuck Schuldiner Project

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Destroyer 666 - Never Surrender


It's insane to think that Destroyer 666 have been laying waste to our eardrums for nearly 30 years now. What's also insane to think about is that it's been six long years since the last offering from the ever controversial blackened death metal squadron. On their 6th record the legendary Australian by way of England band continue to impress with larger than life compositions, massive choruses, and a recurring sneer towards all the haters. The rend result is an offering that devotees of the underground will continue to be mesmerized by. 

Never Surrender impresses because of its skull rattling madness. The assault that shapes fiery offerings like "Grave Raiders" is addictive and speaks to the ongoing annihilation that this band so easily and eagerly rattles off. More than anything - Never Surrender features some massive choruses that are hard not to be impressed by. The most fist pumping of these anthems seem to showcase Destroyer 666 at their finest, blazing forth at a million miles an hour and getting fans to headbang along to classics that can't help but to capture the imagination. It's blackened thrash metal done with a sense of aplomb few of their peers have. 

Destroyer 666 go for the throat time and time again on Never Surrender and listening to them lay waste to the masses is a delight. This is what the genre was always meant to be about and the uniquely bloodthirsty vision that they bring to the table is far too much fun to let yourself get lost in. Destroyer 666 have kept the chip on their shoulder and retained their level of twisted hatred with no compromises, even after 6 years of silence. The band has always taken their time between albums, but this record has me hoping more than ever that the next one comes soon!

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