Decaying Purity – Phases of dimensional torture CD

Grade: 7.5/10
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Decaying Purity – Phases of dimensional torture CD
Genre: Death metal
Origin: Turkey
Released: 2008
Website: Decaying Purity 
Label: Grotesque Productions 
Uploaded: 09.07.08

The first thing that comes to mind here is the wicked artwork, Jon Zig has once again shown off his talent as an awesome artist. I loved what he did for Degrade’s Lost torso found album, and this is sort of in the same approach. So of course I just love it! But I’m not writing this review to talk about the cover art, so let’s get down to business, shall we…
It’s obvious that Decaying Purity is inspired by the American agenda of brutal death metal, with Disgorge coming to mind. But what’s also evident is that it’s a European band, ‘cause it has that European edge to it. There’s absolutely nothing unique about them, and they offer nothing new under the sun what-so-ever, but it’s still highly enjoyable. Unfortunately the sound isn’t as great as I’d like it to be. It’s certainly not weak and thin, but it’s just a bit too murky to really kill.
The riffing’s heavy, chunky and churning, shredding and slicing it has some moments of pure joy. The deep and burly voice is of course present, as is essential for a band like this, and Serkan certainly packs a convincing growl. The drumming’s high quality, no doubt about it, kicking arse no matter the speed. The tempo rarely goes ultra fast though, as groove is a big part of their material. There’s tons of moments where you can just headbang yourself to death. A great debut album, and I’m sure they’ll get some well-deserved attention.

Tracklist:
01. Intro
02. Phases of dimensional torture
03. Atrocious execution
04. Causing mass carnage
05. Create the torso with a hatchet
06. Exhume, baptize and bury
07. Mass decapitation
08. Drowning by sense of perversion
09. They were raped in quarantine
10. Hemorrhoids throat
11. Punish the deceptive severely
12. Increasing deformations