Country: France
Title: Descent into Madness
Label: Godz ov War Productions
Year: 2022
Style: Death Metal

Duo from France founded last year by M (guitars, vocals, drums) and J (bass), that's about all I know about Corrupter, and that this is their debut release straight up signed to a respectable label, so my assumption is these two guys are also part of some other. more known, groups to have the necessary relations, but that doesn't matter. What matters is what the band is offering us on this debut album, namely 9 tracks in around half an hour of playing music. I was actually in the mood for some Death Metal Today and this is Death Metal indeed, but a different kind than what I was expecting. Corrupter's compositions are oppressive, atmospheric, Black Metal-like bleak and mostly mid-tempo but lead by energetic and complex drumming and sometime dissonant guitar work that makes things even heavier; so we're dealing here with a grim, tormenting, dense, and totally crushing Death Metal a la Incantation with traces of Black Metal and Death Doom (even Bestial/War Metal I'd say) in its atmospheric aura and no traces of soft or melodic elements, so you get my point. If you follow Godz ov War's releases this one is exactly what you'd expect the label to put out, their collaboration seems absolutely natural. If you like your Death Metal heavy, dense and horrifying, this might be straight up your alley!
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 8.5/10