OBSCURITY OF THE FALLEN
Queens, NY quintet Desolate have been making noise in the thankless NYC heavy music underground for many years, culminating in the five-track uprising OBSCURITY OF THE FALLEN. If you're ready for concrete riffs, red-faced vocals churning with hate, and an abominable rhythm section that will stomp a mudhole in you, these guys bring the goods. Dropping down ferocious nuggets of metal-fueled rage, tracks like "Broken Concrete" hit you until it hurts, while "Through the Wall" is an assaultive showcase of simple yet effective NYC moshing groove. Meshing Pantera, DRI, and Sworn Enemy, Desolate leaves some impressive looking marks on this release.