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Review: Exhumed - To the Dead
To the Dead

Label: Relapse Records
Year released: 2022
Duration: 39:37
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: December 9, 2022
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
To the Dead

Rated 4.22/5 (84.44%) (9 Votes)

I would normally not have any interest in this kind of gore/grind/splatter stuff, as it represents a lot of what I think is wrong with the Death Metal scene, especially in the USA. But since this band's second album, Slaughtercult, was one of the very first promos I ever received, I was curious to see what had happened to them in the time since then, as that was almost 20 years ago. Exhumed may always be stuck with the feeling that they are just aping Cannibal Corpse, but at least they have morphed into a halfway-decent Death Metal band along the way. This album is much less grindy than the band used to be in the old days, and the riffs sound tight rather than constipated. There is still a somewhat frenetic feeling at play here, and the band still sounds like they are just trying too hard, but at least this is mildly enjoyable, as opposed to painful.

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