(7/10) Grave Desecration started their death metal mission in the end of the 20st century. Rooted in Brazilian thrash-/death metal the four-piece from Rio de Janeiro made themselfs noticed in 2001 with a first demo tape, followed by an EP named "Cult of Warefare and Darkness".
"Dust and Lust" is the bands third full-length album that comes after the 2008 debut "Sign of Doom" and "Insuit" from 2010. The benefit of Grave Desecrator's sound is the rawness and brutality which the four guys embed in their songs. The eleven songs on this album aren't polished and shiny metal that is over-produced. Grave Desecrator more reminds of the early days of Brazilian thrash metal, days when Sepultura gained momentum. But also bands like Dark Angel and Possessed have delivered some inspiration to the guys from Rio.
"Dust to Lust", a bit of an odd title, is full of straight-forward metal tracks that are positioned somewhere between thrash and death. Butcherazor shouts, screams and growls as if there would be no tomorrow, supported by heavy, but not filigrane riffs, that intesify the power in each of the tracks.
After a short intro with some unusual keyboard sounds heel breaks loose with "Temple of Abomination". This song is the beginning of an intensive thrash/death ride that brings back some oldschool vibes that I nowadays miss, at least partly, with bands like Sepultura. Grave Desecrator doesn't make any compromisses. "Dust and Rust" is a rude metal attack with raging guitars, merciless beats and harsh vocals, a package that sometimes also reminds of the early Slayer.
OK, this sounds all very good, and this record is a good one. The only point of critisism is the fact that the album became a bit too long. After a while things become repetative and one or two songs less would have made this longplayer even more to the point.
However, a good album with modernized oldschool thrash.
- Intro (Dust to Lust)
- Temple of Abomination
- Funeral Mist
- Gods of Death
- A Witching Whore
- Host Desecration
- Anathema Bloodlust
- Bleed for Worship
- Memento Mori
- One More Soul
- Mephistophallus in Occultopussy
- Perpetual Oath
Label: Season Of Mist
Genre: Death Metal
Release Date EU: July 1st, 2016