Their last album The Aftermath was a good romp through war-torn climes and The Dead and Those About to Die is no different.
As you have probably worked out, this is war-themed Old-School Death Metal à la Bolt Thrower, with a bit of the Swedish Death Metal style thrown in for overkill.
There are five songs on this release, adding up to a hefty 28 minutes of music. The music is solid Death Metal and brings to mind a huge armoured vehicle, relentlessly crawling over a cratered battlefield to bring rolling death to all of its enemies.
Battle-scarred survivors, these five songs detail the horror and destruction of war via the medium of crushing Death Metal that’s well-written and performed by veterans of great experience who know exactly what they’re doing. The battle-scarred survivors have seen it all and lived to tell the tale. This tale.
The Dead and Those About to Die is an enjoyable trip down a memory lane that’s been bombed to rubble.
Have a listen.
Favourite Track: Into the Iron Mist. High energy with some vocal variety and atmospheric leads.