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

Album Review – Inhuman Depravity / Nocturnal Carnage By The Unholy Desecrator (2015)

Let the depraved Death Metal by this Turkish group puncture your ears until your metallic brains splatter with rapture.

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cover artworkWhen you put the words “inhuman” and “depravity” together in the same sentence, you know the final result is not going to be gracious at all. Add to that the intense sound of vicious Death Metal, and you get as a result Inhuman Depravity, an unstoppable Turkish metal act ideal for diehard fans of Dying Fetus, Morbid Angel, Suffocation and many other old school extreme bands, who will mercilessly crush you like an insect with their disturbing uproar.

Formed in Istanbul, Turkey in late 2013, probably in the depths of a dark and fetid catacomb or at an abandoned slaughterhouse teeming with rotting corpses, and after releasing their first demo a few months later based on the theme that gives the band’s name, “depravity”, it’s now time for those Turkish death metallers to release their debut full-length album, beautifully entitled Nocturnal Carnage By The Unholy Desecrator. And you better get ready, because things are about to get as gory as the most demented slasher movies you might have seen in your life.

With an intro that’s supposed to be a serial killer calling his lawyer and telling him about his killing spree in a mix of fear and madness, Exhuming The Creator For Own Expediency opens this excellent album like a demonic beast unleashed upon humanity, especially due to the deep and infuriated growls by vocalist Yunus Efe. Not only that, it feels like drummer Eren Gursoy wants to kill someone with his beats so sick they are. Do you think you can survive for over 30 minutes of this type of immoral music? Because their gory old school Death Metal attack keeps destroying our souls in Dismembered and Buried Instincts, with highlights to the pulverizing riffs by guitarist Murat Sabuncu while Eren adds lots of interesting breaks amidst his choleric drumming.

The next tune, Condemned To Monotheistics, reminds me of ancient Cannibal Corpse from the Chris Barnes-era due to the metallic bass lines by Kaan Yildar and the gruesome growls by Yunus. Besides, I was trying to find the lyrics to this song just to get more details on the message the band wanted to send to the listener, but unfortunately couldn’t find them anywhere. Well, who cares? Let’s just bark together with Yunus and enjoy the band’s bestiality, which is also the case in Rise of Vengeance By Bloody Torment, even faster and more diabolical than its predecessors. Kaan and Eren are on their “hulk mode”, and although it’s hard to keep up with their speed and malevolence you will love this song if you’re devoted to Death Metal to the second power.

band photoThe initial growl by Yunus in Apocalyptic Mass Murder Oath is a warning: this song is going to be absolutely fuckin’ brutal. It’s an amazing display of inhumanity, proving the name of the band was not chosen in vain, and I have no idea how the band members can be so in sync while playing such devastating music. The same can be said about the next track, Bloodthirst of Sinners, where the low-tuned bass lines and riffs give it an extra touch of darkness, making it the perfect soundtrack for a slaughter. This is the type of song that makes you wonder if any normal person can survive a nonstop circle pit to the sound of Inhuman Depravity. And just when you think there will be some moments of peace or silence they strike back with their extreme musicality in Carnivorous Offering, with highlights to the sick drum fills by the talented beast Eren and to the song’s beautiful and barbaric ending.

In Slain Dissection Abuse you realize they’re really trying to melt your brain with their music in a flawless exhibit of how cruelty, torture and gore can be translated into brutal and technical Death Metal. It’s my favorite of all tracks, where Murat and Eren once again steal the show with their combination of dark riffs and nonstop beats. And finally we have Salvation Through Bloodvomit, one of the “cutest” song names I’ve ever seen, ending the album on the same demonic level it started. Furthermore, Yunus is not simply snarling this time, he’s regurgitating the song’s putrescent lyrics inspired by the sonic warfare established by the rest of the band.

If you want to acquire this ruthless lecture in bloodshed and perdition, featuring a kick-ass artwork by Indonesian artist Rian Oktanto, go to the official Coyote Records Web Shop, to their Digital Store on BandCamp or to Big Cartel to grab your copy of Nocturnal Carnage By The Unholy Desecrator. Put differently (and in a much more lethal way), let the depraved Death Metal by Inhuman Depravity puncture your ears until your metallic brains splatter with rapture. This is what authentic Death Metal has always been about.

Best moments of the album: Exhuming The Creator For Own Expediency, Apocalyptic Mass Murder Oath and Slain Dissection Abuse.

Worst moments of the album: None.

Released in 2015 Coyote Records

Track listing
1. Exhuming The Creator For Own Expediency 4:01
2. Dismembered and Buried Instincts 3:16
3. Condemned To Monotheistics 3:36
4. Rise of Vengeance By Bloody Torment 3:36
5. Apocalyptic Mass Murder Oath 3:38
6. Bloodthirst of Sinners 3:09
7. Carnivorous Offering 3:05
8. Slain Dissection Abuse 3:41
9. Salvation Through Bloodvomit 3:44

Band members
Yunus Efe – vocals
Murat Sabuncu – guitars
Kaan Yildar – bass
Eren Gursoy – drums