Album Review – Inhuman Depravity / The Experimendead (2022)

A ruthless Death Metal entity from Turkey returns after a long hiatus with a new sonic assault into the most technical, violent and true spirit of the genre.

Originally formed back in 2013 in Kadiköy, Istanbul, Turkey, the ruthless Death Metal entity known as Inhuman Depravity is finally back after a seven-year hiatus with their sophomore opus, entitled The Experimendead, the follow-up to their 2015 debut effort Nocturnal Carnage By The Unholy Desecrator. Mixed and mastered by Can Gelgeç, and displaying a sinister cover art by Kirill Semenov, the devastating new album by vocalist Lucy Ferra, guitarist Murat Sabuncu, bassist Ertu Gozoglu and drummer Eren Gursoy is a sonic assault into the most technical, violent and true spirit of the genre featuring eight songs spanning 33 minutes of pure violence, taking the band onto a whole new level of brutality and, therefore, being highly recommended for fans of Deeds Of Flesh, Sepsism and Suffocation.

It’s a fact that Death Metal bands love those horror movie-inspired intros, and it couldn’t have been any different in Obsessed with the Mummified, evolving into a wall of brutality and rage spearheaded by the massive drums by Eren with Lucy showcasing all her growling potency (and proving why she was chosen for the band’s vocal duties). Then Murat shows no mercy for his stringed axe in Mescannibalismus, enhancing the song’s heaviness and obscurity considerably while Ertu and Eren will make your head tremble armed with their respective bass and drums; and the quartet continues their sonic devastation in the Death Metal extravaganza titled Burnt to Exist, where Lucy’s deep guttural roars will haunt your doomed soul in the name of darkness. Following such metal onslaught, Ertu hammers our heads with his demonic bass punches in Whole Body Radiation, another fast and furious display of classic Death Metal for the masses that sounds insane from start to finish while also very technical.

As I Tell You to Kill So doesn’t have a single second of peace spearheaded by the brutal blast beats by Eren, while Murat is on fire with his sick riffs and also presenting lots of breaks and variations to add an extra spice to it; followed by Death 22, an explosion of sheer insanity and gore by Inhuman Depravity living up to the legacy of old school Death Metal the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Krisiun and Immolation, with Murat delivering tons of hatred through his riffage. Then drinking from the same fountain as their countrymen Diabolizer, it’s time for a hurricane of Turkish death for our total delight titled Ex Nihilo Transition, with Eren sounding utterly diabolical and sulfurous behind his drums. Finally, those Turkish metallers end the album on a high note with the demolishing Beyond Rhythm Zero, with Lucy vociferating like a beast supported by the rumbling atmosphere crafted by her henchmen.

Some people might say that venturing through the realms of female-fronted Death Metal might be too dangerous for any band it doesn’t matter how long they have been active in the scene, but in the case of Inhuman Depravity the final result is beyond exciting, with Lucy Ferra being the perfect frontwoman for the band’s new metal journey. Hence, don’t forget to give the band a shout on Facebook and on Instagram, to stream more of their hellish creations on Spotify, and obviously to purchase a copy of The Experimendead from the Gruesome Records’ BandCamp page. The Experimendead is brutal, heavy, demonic, and above all that, an ode to classic Death Metal, and I’m sure Inhuman Depravity are not only proud of their newborn spawn, but also eager to take all that brutality to the stages worldwide and ready to pulverize us all. Is there anything better than that in Death Metal?

Best moments of the album: Obsessed with the Mummified, Whole Body Radiation and Death 22.

Worst moments of the album: As I Tell You to Kill So.

Released in 2022 Gruesome Records

Track listing
1. Obsessed with the Mummified 3:54
2. Mescannibalismus 4:46
3. Burnt to Exist 4:25
4. Whole Body Radiation 4:07
5. As I Tell You to Kill So 3:57
6. Death 22 4:16
7. Ex Nihilo Transition 3:51
8. Beyond Rhythm Zero 4:52

Band members
Lucy Ferra – vocals
Murat Sabuncu – guitars
Ertu Gozoglu – bass
Eren Gursoy – drums