14. Thy Art Is Murder


Death Metal is a bit like whiskey. Yes it's interesting if you mix it with other things but it's at its best neat, unfiltered and unrefined. Thy Art is Murder are as brutal as you are going to get without resorting to hitting yourself over the head with a sledgehammer. Their take on Death Metal is all about speed, power and vulgarity. There is no room here for the experimentation or polish. This is guttural, primal noise and it's a God darn thing of beauty. This is music for the pit trolls and the crowd killers. Get to the front but brace yourselves as this will be messy!

By Stewart Lucas