Five For Friday: September 25, 2020

Hello, Decibel readers. Listeners of the metal of death and its environs.

This week brings something for almost everybody. Plenty of pure death metal, the latest from black metal’s (morning)star children in Uada, and some stuff for the power and trad-metal folks as well.


Blazon Rite – Dulce Bellum Inexpertis E.P.

These Philly headbangers are here to keep the original heavy metal flame burning into the 2020s like it was still the early 80s. The band’s guitar tone and attitude give the music an added 70s stadium-rock feel. The band takes a very fist-pumping, anthemic approach to their music. Let’s hope one day there will still be arenas to pack. With any luck, Blazon Rite will be headlining one.

Dulce Bellum Inexpertis E.P. by Blazon Rite

Infesticide – Envenoming Wounds

Mexico’s Infesticide make pure, filthy, ferocious death metal. If you crave extremity in the vein of Seven Churches, Abominations of Desolation-era Morbid Angel and Scream Bloody Gore-era Death, you have really good taste. Congrats! Also, you need to crank Envenoming Wounds immediately.

Stream: Apple Music

Envenoming Wounds by INFESTICIDE

Morta Skuld – Suffer for Nothing

Not sure how these dudes escaped my attention before, but they’ve been around since 1990, pumping out death metal in style similar to Morpheus Descends, Gorement, Purtenance and other masters. But somehow, I suppose their name got lost in the shuffle of time. Here’s to changing that! Go listen to 1993’s Dying Remains, and then check out the band’s new jams on Suffer for Nothing.

Stream: Apple Music

Sacred Outcry – Damned for All Time

Never mind subtlety. Throw shyness to the wind. Toss discretion to the rocks. THIS. IS. METAAAAAAAL!!! Some real fun stuff if you’re looking for something powerful and epic. If you’re all about swords, dragons, and sorcery, you’ll dig this.

Damned For All Time by Sacred Outcry

Uada – Djinn

From out of the caves and into the desert sands comes the latest from Portland’s Uada. The band’s penchant for flowing black metal has been scaled back in favor of strains of post-rock, classic heavy metal, and other influences that make for a dynamic listening experience. From someone who was never really into the band’s brand of black metal, this makes Djinn much more interesting and worth exploring. Maybe you’ll feel the same way.

Stream: Apple Music

Djinn by UADA

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