Self Released, 2018
Duration: 37:00 minutes (11 tracks)
Deathcore has evolved a lot since Deformity spearheaded the whole Deathcore scene back in the 2000s. My introduction to this genre came from the debut effort of Red Shore, which I found randomly on the internet. I pretty much enjoyed the album and began digging deeper. Consequently, I got attached to the genre and here I am reviewing the highly anticipated Deathcore album from the Slamming Deathcore Giants, Within Destruction.
Slamming Deathcore is probably the hottest topic in the Deathcore spectrum. Waking Cadaver being the first band(I guess) to try this amalgamation, which is actually including the Breakdown centric Deathcore riffs and Chainsaw alike riffs used by Brutal Death Metal bands. Yet, the argument surrounding whether this is an acceptable genre is not coming to a closure but, for real, this is a very genius blend.
Within Destruction is not new to this scene. Void being their debut full length, they pretty much made a huge impact which got them where they are right now. Breakneck riffs constantly changing its tempo to sound brutal, Void was a masterpiece. The one thing that I care more than their album is the drummer. Luka is probably one among my favourite drummers right now and no doubt he will mature more in future.
Back to the album, Deathwish being their latest effort, it seems as if they are comfortable in the Slamming Deathcore sound. Actually, that’s pretty neat as the album opener Deathwish pretty much reflects as to why. Throughout, the album, there is no shortage of gut-wrenching slams. Vocals sound brutal and it perfectly consolidates the instrumentatiin played in the background. Rupnik is yet another emerging talent in Deathcore. He is at his peak right now and no doubt he will improve much more in future.
Deathwish is a huge pile of filthy slams and nasty riffs. This album proves that Within Destruction are heading on the right direction. Moreover, the follow up to Void can not be much better than this. I’m happy that Within Destruction keep an experimental side to their original slamming deathcore, constantly getting the technical niche and playing with solos. Overall, a great album by a great bunch of talents. What I demands next from them next, is a hilarious video like that of Plague of Immortality one.
1. External Interference
2. D E A T H W I S H ft. Duncan Bentley (Vulvodynia)
3. False Revelation
5. Torture Ritual
6. Human Defect ft. Dickie Allen (Infant Annihilator)
7. Downfall of Humanity ft. Adam De Micco (Lorna Shore)
8. Darkness Swallows Life
10. Death Awaits Us All
Rok Rupnik – vocals
Damir Juretic – guitar
Kristjan Bajuk – guitar
Janez Skumavc – bass
Luka Vezzosi – drum