Profanity – The Art Of Sickness – Album Review
The art of tech-death!
Like Atheist and Death fucking Suffocation in the ear-hole, Germany’s Profanity have spanked tech death metal raw with The Art Of Sickness, their first album in over 17 years!
There’s a progressive thrash flavour spicing up the deathly mayhem as Profanity bring the old-school sounds of the aforementioned Atheist and Death roaring into the present, with technical precision that’ll warp your already addled brain. “Who Leaves Stays” particularly boggles the mind, stop-starting more often than a learner driver on a steep hill while throwing in jazzy shapes and bowel-loosening growls to deliver the most varied blast of clinical tech-death imaginable.
Basically, it’s pure class.
It’s fair to say that The Art Of Sickness noodles more than an XXXL Pot Noodle and the ambition on display is astronomical. You could gorge on this beast for days and never tire of it and the likes of “Recreating Bliss” – which feature Terrance Hobbs (Suffocation) and Ricky Myers (Disgorge, ex-Suffocation) – operate as sensory overload, offering more ideas in one song than the entire deathcore brigade could muster between them.
While The Art Of Sickness is strictly a tech death release, there’s also plenty of meaty riffs for old-school death heads to chow down on and once you’ve heard The Art Of Sickness you have to promise to shout it from the rooftops! One of Germany’s best kept death metal secrets deserve worldwide attention!
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