Genre: Death Metal
Country: United States
This blog has been pretty quiet as of late, although with news of the fifth Gorguts full length coming out in September, perhaps other bands will get their rears in gear and head to the studio. Regardless, Boston's Zealotry here have released one of my favorite albums of the year with The Charnel Expanse. Strange, Demilich-esque melodies permeate the album's guitar work, with a vocalist that reminds one of none other than Ross Dolan (Immolation appears to be another strong influence, with off-kilter time signatures and drumwork). This is all combined with some excellent bass work that is clearly audible at times given the nicely developed production, which combines enough old-school crunch and modern clarity to fit the album's sound perfectly. Get this.