Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Death Metal

Experience the wretched decaying sounds of CEREBRAL ROT “Odious Descent Into Decay”

I mean, with a name like Cerebral Rot, I feel like there isn’t a whole lot of mystery as to what you are about to hear (spoiler: they are definitely not a shoegaze band). Yes, they’re a death metal band, and yes, this release is the kind of pure filth that only the folks at 20 Buck Spin can produce. In case the above info wasn’t shocking enough for you, Cerebral Rot hail from the Northwest portion of the U.S., and while I haven’t opened their promo photos yet, I’m willing to bet my last $30.00 one of them is wearing a Necrot longsleeve and/or a leather jacket in it.  

JOKES ON ME, THEY ALL HAVE SICK JACKETS ON!
Photo: Desi Hermann

 

With my jaded perspective on USDM aside, it’s worth noting that the band’s newest offering Odious Descent Into Decay is just disgusting. From start to finish, this record delivers punishment, pain and refreshingly self-aware songs. I think it’s finally okay for all of us to admit that this death metal train we’re all riding will come off the rails one day. However, until that day comes, Cerebral Rot are here to ensure that anyone looking to get a quick fix of torment leaves a satisfied customer. Odious Descent Into Decay is either the best metaphor for politics and life in general in 2019, or it’s simply a brutal title four dudes came up with during band practice. Frankly, that’s not for me to decide, or for you either. Regardless of its esoteric origin, this record is the sonic equivalent of pounding a Miller High Life in a sewer.  

Unpure footage via Felicia Gaggins
 

Serious standouts on this murky beast include: Sardonic Repentance, Repulsive Infestation of Cadaver, Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage and of course the title track, Odious Descent Into Decay. Admittedly, the later half of the record is where things get the most *insert death metal adjective* but all in all, the PNW rarely disappoints in the crushing riff department and Cerebral Rot’s brand of repulsive, self-aware death metal is something I sincerely hope to see more of.  

Catch these crazy rockers on tour with Fetid Aug. 29-Oct. 11

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
 
Written By

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement
Advertisement
Relapse Monolord
Sentient 112217
Advertisement

You May Also Like

Death Metal

I’ve said it many times, but it bears repeating. Music has been the best therapy for me. When I’ve felt pain buried so deeply...

Death Metal

I’ve been away but now I’m back at it headbanging on the internet to the relentless aural bloodshed of UNDEAD‘s riffs! Listening to the...

Death Metal

If the speed and molecular chaos and stench of fear coming off of a shuttle barreling into space could be put into sonic death...

Death Metal

What does it feel like to be run over by a horde of demons in tanks? I know what it feels like because their...