Debauchery is a death metal band that certainly retains the genre's cornerstones, but also defies the genre in a few aspects. Encyclopaedia Metallum classifies this German band as "death metal/hard rock" (once you can find it among the pile of bands named "Debauchery"), which is accurate and can also be summed up by the genre handle "death n' roll"; the band's music also has reminiscence of melodic death metal, which is neck-and-neck with death n' roll in many ways even though it brings Swedish bands to mind while death n' roll recalls Chris Barnes' band Six Feet Under.
Actually, the music in this album, from the intro track "My Religion is Hate" forward, brings to mind some similarities with SFU. The most prominent similarity is the vocal effects; the vocals themselves sound similar to Chris but clearer, and the same effects are present in this release. I am not a fan of death growls with heavy effects, which does sway me a bit. Getting past that, the music also carries a mixed bag of death metal, melodic death metal, and hard rock; however, unlike some bands that evade pigeon-holing, there is really not much else as far as cross-genre influence. This might be a good thing, as the band does not overdo it. This album contains twelve catchy songs that are heavy, chuggy, and dirty more than brutal.
Looking at the album and title tracks proves somewhat surprising to me. I expected a death metal album titled "Fuck Humanity" to be rife with slams and/or death-core influence and lyrics pertaining to political strife and recent Iraq War references. But interestingly, most of these titles (examples include "Kneel Before the Dragon Gods", "For the Emperor", and "Murderbite Minotaurs") would have been at home on a D&D-addicted power/thrash metal band's release. "German Warmachine" is surely the closest thing to a war song, while "Gorezilla" is just good fun. On a separate note, I find it most amusing for a metal band to censor the "f-word" on their own album title.
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