TO ESCAPE IS TO SUFFER
South Florida’s Upon Infliction lovingly covers Death’s “Mutilation”, which is no surprise after hearing the quartet’s technical yet treacherous brand of death metal. From the growling vocals to the churning guitars found on album opener “Order” to the ferociously flawless ode to the death penalty “State Sanctioned Execution”, the sense that you’re in for a tumultuous listening experience is pretty damn secure. Add in a furious flurry of percussive prowess courtesy of Malevolent Creation’s Gus Rios, more odd time signatures and breakneck changes in one song than most bands display on an entire album, and the type of twisted and contorted death metal madness that veteran acts exude, and the end result is a veritable diamond in the rough. Death metal fans that crave that distinctly demonic late ‘90s Florida metal sound, the wait is over…your new messiahs of mayhem have arrived.