Chuck Schuldiner Project

Monday, January 15, 2024

Mutilated By Zombies - Scenes From The Afterlife


Those of us who have been doing this for a while remember the murky days of 2018 when Mutilated By Zombies released their last full length. Now the band is back with the wonderfully brutal and uncompromising Scenes From The Afterlife. This is death metal done right, unrepentant in its trademark stomp and eager to crack the skulls of the posers who might deny them their birthright. Now after nearly twenty years as a band Mutilated by Zombies are putting out some of their best work to date, thrilling death metal fans of all stripes. 

I think what gets me about Mutilated By Zombies is the brutarian nature of the playing. Tracks like "Gutsplit" are larger than life and seem to reflect a different more twisted side of the band. It's hard to deny yourself the riffy magic of these songs, with acrobatic playing making "Decontamination" one of the most addictive songs on the record. Scenes From The Afterlife is a chaotic and at times terrifying listen. The band has nicely distilled so many of the elements that serve to make death metal compelling and the end result is 9 tracks of unrelenting heavy metal violence.

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