Premiere: Six Of Swords – ‘Malodorous’
I smell dead people.
After a little sumthin sumthin to get you through the rest of the day? Don’t stress, Six Of Swords have got you.
What you need is this first sniff of what the young Canadian death metal band are bringing to the table on their upcoming EP titled Regime Decay. Riffs that dunk with the force of Sanzu [*pick scrape*] but also carry some of the malevolence of Scorched, set atop choppy rhythms, snappy production, rumbling bass, a duelling solo with harmonised lead licks, and even a creepy clean interlude; plenty to get a good gist of what you can expect from Regime Decay.
While there is that undercurrent of the ever-prevalent 90’s USDM sound here, it’s not as pronounced as many of the blatant worship releases which clog the feed these days; there’s a distinctly modern-feel to the music, without ever coming across as overtly techy or sterile. After a few spins of these 6 tracks, I’m quite impressed at the balance being struck. Regime Decay is an outing as fun as it is deadly, and ‘Malodorous’ is an excellent example of that. Check it for yourself…
Regime Decay releases October 17th on CD and Digital through Bandcamp.