British death metal combo De Profundis celebrated their 10th anniversary last year. Meanwhile, it’s been already three years since they released their brilliant album Kingdom Of The Blind – so about time for the new one, which is entitled The Blinding Light Of Faith and will be released on 10th of May.
Obsidian Spires is a great, more classical death metal track to start the album with. Especially stick to the very end for some provocative narrative 😉 next up is the first single of the album, War Be Upon Him. Like its predecessor, it’s more brutal in sound than the songs of Kingdom Of The Blind, but also a very good track with an awesome instrumental bridge two thirds in. And then, finally there it is, De Profundis’ hallmark: Opiate For The Masses comes with the first jazz-part in the album. Brutal drumming awaits on Bastard Sons Of Abraham, while Martyrs is another great blend between death metal and some more experimental sequences. It gets overall more mid-tempo, and thus a bit more relaxed, on Godforsaken, before Beyond Judgement offers another round of ass-kicking. Bringer Of Light, a more melodic death metal track, then already closes off the album.
In conclusion: as usual, De Profundis deliver a quality album with killer production and musicianship. As I had hoped, the guys maintained their hang on blending in all sorts of genres. Still, while The Blinding Light Of Faith is darker, more brutal and less experimental than its predecessor, it’s another gem. Absolutely recommended! 10/10.