Genocide Pact began in 2013 and released a well-received debut album titled ‘Forged Through Domination’. The album paved the way to a deal with Relapse Records, through which the sophomore album was released.
Three years later it is the self-titled third album that once again puts all the brutality of death metal into 33 minutes. Well, half an hour of music doesn’t imply that the band goes wild with sound escapades. Rather, the listener is served wild and vigorous death metal. Equipped with well interwoven breaks, Genocide Pact rumble quite properly and one has the feeling that all cylinders of this war machine are at work. Genocide Pact keep moving at a moderate pace and it is not the raging death metal that we get served here in general. Rather, it’s mostly slower riffs and growls that come right out of the pit of the stomach. Frontman Tim Mullaney screams his heart out and if you look at the lyrics, it becomes clear where the source of inspiration can be found. It is daily life, with all its negative moments such as pandemic, war, crime, death and corruption, which the band picks up and implements musically as well as lyrically.
A small weak point of the album, however, is that the band operates within a very narrow musical framework. Even if the guys move in this range very skillfully, after a while you have the feeling that you have already heard some similar stuff.
Overall, it can be said that ‘Genocide Pact’ is a brutal and uncompromising album. This album is a musical wrecking ball and will certainly find its fans.
- Led To Extinction
- Perverse Dominion
- Fossilized Future
- Mutilated Vision
- Deprive / Degrade
- Purged Flesh
- Barbaric Regression
- Industrial Obedience
Label: Relapse Records
Genre: Death Metal
Release Date EU: December 3rd, 2021