CDs The Corruption of Virtue Digipak CD #126531
These are high quality 8-panel digipak CDs with excellent full colour printing and moreover have a stunning metallic effect throughout in addition to gloss raised UV lamination done on parts of the terrific two-panel artwork by Alex Tartus. This is the first press of the CD which is limited and hand-numbered to 500 copies. Each CD comes with a download code and a transparent logo sticker.
Most bands mellow with age but nearly two decades since their inception, UK's death metal stalwarts De Profundis have only evolved to become more and more extreme with each album, their latest probably being their most intense, aggressive and challenging release till date. The musicianship too has only grown over the years and the accomplished members are setting new standards for themselves with each one and complementing each other better than ever before. The interplay is absolutely remarkable on this one with the songwriting being way more intricate and engaging. The album almost comes across as a technical death metal one, with various facets revealing themselves upon repeat listens and parts clicking together as a whole. They've expanded upon their newly belligerent form of death metal while carefully counterbalancing it with emotive melodies which has been their forte since years, and the result is a terrific and impressive blend of sound that only a few can manage to pull off without overdoing either of it. The album is an absolute treat for any fan of death metal who likes his music to be demanding, engrossing and well thought out.
For fans of: Death, (early) At The Gates, Carcass, Martyr, Opeth, Sepulchral Curse, Live Burial, Cerebrum
Line up -
Vocals - Craig Land
Guitars - Shoi Sen
Guitars - Paul Nazarkardeh
Drums - Tom Atherton
Bass - Steve Woodcock
Artwork by Alex Tartsus (Depravity, Sepulchral Curse)