MAY GOD STRIKE ME DEAD
THIS DARK REIGN
Hailing from the Ukraine, the trio Fleshgore have employed a technically sound yet utterly brutal sound on MAY GOD STRIKE ME DEAD which propels this nine-track release into death metal’s upper echelon. Despite the fact that these guys really aren’t doing anything completely unique or earth-shatteringly radical here, the crisp guitars, stop on a dime rhythms, and voracious death growls when compounded make for some sweetly savage music. Tracks like “No Way Out” sound like Deicide and Cannibal Corpse in a knife fight, while “Twisted Reality” shows off this unit’s death groove capabilities with some stellar percussion holding it all down. Fans of perverse death metal will definitely get off on this one.