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'Soul Rot' EP
(Boris Records)

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Jools Green


'Soul Rot' is the debut five track EP from Atlanta's old school death Metal five piece Disfigurement and follows last year's single release 'Abyss Of Hatred'.

It's a superb listen that hammers away with precise, crushing rhythms, plenty of very dynamic solos and powerful lyrics, constructed from classic death Metal elements, executed with first rate musicianship, technically crafted but not widdly, brutal and aggressive yet with an engaging flow to the sound that at times has a very Polish feel to it, giving it even more appeal for me.

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Opening with 'Noxious Sensation', the first thing that hit me was the intense assault from the drum work, closely followed by tight crushing riffs and then the vocal roar, instantly instilling me with an intense excitement. Here and across the whole album you are presented with first rate vocals from Nate Godbee, a deep gargling growl that is a very extensive in range and also lyrically clear and with the first of many great guitar breaks towards the end of the track.

With the EP starting this well I feel confident that I am in for an exciting listen. I am not disappointed either, with the next track 'Solitude' the fast pace continues, with stunning riffs to open; another beautifully intense, tight track, with a haunting technical edged guitar break just after midway and another to the close.

The title track 'Soul Rot' is awash with ominous chugging rhythms, tight spiralling riffs, more great breaks and an absolute killer finale to the track with the pace dropping to a slower, sinister tempo.


On 'Entrance To Emptiness' the superb drum work that opens is encouraged and enhanced by the surging guitar work with a midway drop-away, making space for the now expected and longed for guitar break which here is embellished by Vaedis's drum work, which, although superb across the album, is at its very best on this track, an intense aural assault that leaves your ears begging for more.

Racing to the finish with final track 'Foul Light' with its pounding opener, a fast paced track that rises and falls in hypnotic waves and yet more great breaks from the two lead guitarists Adam Besserer and Richard Olsen, in fact everything you have come to enjoy on the previous tracks is still here making this a highly consistent release end to end.

In a way it's a shame this is just a five track EP, I got to the end wanting more, these are five beautifully crafted and powerful tracks and you will want to give this repeated listens, but it's quality over quantity and I am using the replay button with reckless abandon.

You can buy the download or stream 'Soul Rot' in its entirety at or purchase the CD at

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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