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Castrator – ‘Defiled in Oblivion’

Dark Descent Records
Abnormality, Sisters of Suffocation, Landmine Marathon, Penis Leech, Corpus Mortale
Release Date
Dark Descent Records
Death Metal

When it comes to genericism, there aren’t many genres which go through the motions as much as death metal. Therefore, it takes something really good and different to stand out. One band who have managed to put this under their belt are Castrator who after their fantastic ‘No Victim’ EP back in 2015 are finally back with their debut album ‘Defiled in Oblivion’.

                To say this album has been a long time coming is an understatement. ‘Defiled in Oblivion’ has been well worth the wait because what Castrator deliver here is an album of death metal which dodges the usual tropes of gore for gores sake or being childishly br00tal (you know who you are!) and instead takes a strong political stance. It is this which really sets this album apart, it’s something interesting and powerful delivered through a lens which sits the listener down and forces them to take it in. Through tracks such as ‘Tormented by Atrocities’, ‘Befoul My Existence’ and ‘Tyrant’s Verdict’, ‘Defiled in Oblivion’ screams with the bestial vigour of Abnormality, Sisters of Suffocation and Landmine Marathon whilst nodding in homage to the likes of Motörhead, Venom and Celtic Frost.

                Yes, there will be those that bemoan the lyrical content here, but I’m sure they can all catch a boat to fuckity off land. Castrator have delivered a superb album of death metal that will stand tall for a long time to come. ‘Defiled in Oblivion’ is the perfect way to follow up that initial EP and if this album is anything to go by, then Castrator have a very bright future ahead of them.

"Castrator have a very bright future ahead of them"

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