Savage Annihilation – Quand S’baisse la Croix du Blasphème (Review)

Savage AnnihilationSavage Annihilation are a French death metal band and this is their second album.

Savage Annihilation sound almost exactly as you imagine a band with this name would sound. It’s important to take note of the word ‘almost’ in that sentence, however, as there’s more going on here than you might initially think.

The music of Quand S’baisse la Croix du Blasphème is brutal and uncompromising, but also surprisingly nuanced and shaded in places. The band aren’t afraid to throw in some interesting ideas and unexpected treats across the 34 minutes of grisly, gore soaked music that they provide us with – there’s even an opera singer invited to the party for the album’s outro track.

The songs on this album tend to be on the longer side for death metal tracks, providing another window into the fact that this is not your standard death metal release. Savage Annihilation let loose on the listener with more than enough brutal devastation, frenzied blast beats, and unhinged bloody barbarism to satisfy fans of ugly death metal, for sure, but I like the added depth and content that they also provide.

Taking influence from atypical old-school death metal from the likes of Morbid Angel, Immolation, and Demilich, Savage Annihilation use these inspirations to create a death metal platter that may be covered in entrails and gore, but still satiates with its arrangements and delivery of these bloody delights.

Check this out – definitely a recommended listen.

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