Cerebral Rot – Excretion of Mortality

Truth be told, Cerebral Rot have found themselves in a bit of a sophomore slump with Excretion of Mortality. Even at faster paces, the songs feel robbed of urgency, and the whole affair just feels labored. Those aching for a slab of pungent death metal will surely have a good time regardless, and the music is every bit as disgusting as one would hope based on the grotesque cover art.

Noctambulist – The Barren Form

Denver's Noctambulist imbues the spacious and introspective corners of the death metal with black metal and psychedelic influences that are idiosyncratic and specific to themselves. FFO: Ulcerate, WAKE, and Portal