“Turbulence from the Deep”

By Derelikt Waugh

This is the fourth album by the Malaysian death metal monsters known as Humiliation, and trust me, if you’ve liked any of their past releases, you’re gonna love this one. That being said, this isn’t death metal that’s pushing any boundaries or treading progressive waters. Nope, this is pure Bolt Thrower worship with some doomy, Asphyx-style elements thrown in for added spiteful spice. These are primarily mid-paced ragers stockpiled with catchy, crushing riffs and the appropriate building-battering percussion needed to make heads bang relentlessly.

 You know exactly what you’re in store for with a Humiliation release, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing (although, it could get boring). Fortunately for us, they seem to improve and solidify their craft with every album. So yeah, it’s nothing original, but it sounds like a fucking tank rolling over every weak ass band toting a paragraph long name and ridiculously tight pants. This isn’t metal, it’s fucking war, and no band has encapsulated the sound of war this succinctly since the mighty BT themselves. I could go on, but why bother? You need this band in your life…or you could just listen to the same old Bolt Thrower/Asphyx albums over and over again.