DIABOLIC – Excisions of Exorcisms CD
Genre: Death Metal
After I listened to this, their fifth full length, I kept wondering to myself why good old fashioned death metal was not relevant nowadays. Maybe if the writers in magazines and on websites would stop looking for the latest gimmick bands, genre benders or using old stalwarts as punching bags then maybe people would search out the real cream of this genre’s crop instead of getting stuck with the crap. Until that day comes, chances are it won’t, fans have to rely on labels like Deathgasm Records who release these gems regardless of trends. Why wait around with baited breath for the next long awaited CD by the well known giants of Florida death metal when you have it right here. DIABOLIC might not be a house hold name and have had an on again off again career but dammit Excisions of Exorcisms is damm good. DIABOLIC reminds you of some of those other guys from Florida who you haven’t had reason to be reminded of. Excisions of Exorcisms is a no frills pummeling and just after half of the CD is done you’ll be screaming “Whatafuck”. Their brand of death contains hints of thrash as if the 90s never happened. This dink is just over the thirty minute mark with the first half fast but then slows down to a grinding crawl on the latter tracks. I think of it as chasing you down, capturing you and then slow torture. The vocals are standard death grunt growl but atleast you can understand it. Someone hand this band the torch.