I thought it was me. I thought I had heard everything interesting this genre had to offer. Nowadays, death metal has turned into deathcore and into all kinds of weird and progressive experiments. For me, it's very hard to enjoy a modern day death metal album.
Yet, there is hope. There are still bands that are loyal to the old school sound, the growling vocals, the pounding drums and the thick, murderous riffing. Dutch quintet Burning Hatred is such a band and their latest album 'Carnage' is a blast. The album was actually released last year but now sees a tape release, which for me is a good enough reason to recommend this album to all you death metal fans out there.
With a bit of At The Gates, some Suffocation and a touch of Obituary, these guys have delivered an album that gloriously rises from the ashes of the Swedish & Dutch death metal scenes from the nineties. I'm not going into a song by song description but you can expect ten jaw dropping pieces of death metal, coming at you with plenty of variation, tempo changes, groove and brutality. If you're old school, you need this album.