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Cordyceps - Betrayal: Review

Brutal death metal from the deserts of Nevada, Cordyceps are gearing up to release their debut full-length album on an unsuspecting public, April 10th and we've taken a look at it.


Following up on their universally well-received EP Black Blood Butchery this new effort, Betrayal works to harness the band's sheer brutality. Cordyceps write and perform non-apologetic, straight up brutal death metal and have been on their mission to deliver nothing less since their formation in 2014. Few frills and even fewer compromises make Betrayal a high gear, onslaught of sound. Parallel Dissonance, Malestrom of Hypocrisy, Parasitic Degenerate are all standout tracks and really drive home what this band can do.


The representation of the place the mind can go when confronted with the challenges of depression and anger

There is little doubt that both Cordycreps and Betrayal are destined for great heights and are showing exactly how they earned the title of "the new sound of terror", an accolade they earned from none less than Trevor Strnad of The Black Dhalia Murder.


The band themselves described the record as “the representation of the place the mind can go when confronted with the challenges of depression and anger” seemingly hinting at some of the issues that followed a line-up change between the EP and this recording. The result as said is an unrelenting journey of brutality that's crammed into every track.


Betrayal is out on Unique Leader Records as the label continues to add to their line up of young blooded, no-nonsense metal bands. Cordyceps and this record will appeal to anyone who is a fan of brutal death metal, stripped-down heaviness with a touch of atmosphere and horror.


Check out a sample of Betrayal below and get your pre-orders in, you don't want to miss this one!


Rating 7/10



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