Genocide Pact return with 40 minutes of thick and crushing modern death metal on their highly anticipated sophomore offering, Order of Torment.
The Washington, DC-based trio was last heard on their raging, 2015 debut, Forged Through Domination. This blistering, seven-track release featured roughly a half-hour of crunchy, metallic tones, bludgeoning grooves and an aura of seething hatred that aided the band in becoming an act to watch. Although the sound didn’t distance itself from the new modern death metal trend of modernizing the crusty, buzzsaw death metal style of bands like Bolt Thrower and Incantation before them, it deserves praise for feeling authentically pissed without coming across as trite.
Order of Torment plummets listeners back into this realm of seismic, city-leveling death metal that made its predecessor such a formidable force. But upon their reentry, some listeners might find that something appears to be missing. Continue Reading