April 3, 2023

New World Depression is a death metal band from North Rhine-Westphalia, which has released 5 full lengths and two EPs since their formation back in 2005. Interment Of Sins, their sixth album, carries on with the direction of war-themed death metal, with lots of melodic hooks and catchy riffs in the best tradition of Bolt Thrower, with a touch of classic Morgoth and early Amon Amarth thrown in. The band’s line-up has been renewed several times over the years, with bassist Sascha and frontman Hütte the only two original members left.

Each and every song in this bunch of ten boasts at least two killer riffs, with headband-inducing quality, and a fat, punchy sound. Deathmachine is showing some Obituary influence as well, but it’s a riff like the one at 0:23 in the title track that brings a big smile with the pure Bolt Thrower worship. Forgotten Tombs and Thirst For Life are also highlights in an album full of great music anyway. The biggest strength of New World Depression is that they’ve managed to combine their influences in a way that doesn’t sound like a cover band, but shows identity and sense for musical craftsmanship. After all, it’s all about the good music and the question of whether you would want to play the album again and again, right? And in the case of Interment Of Sins, the answer is a resounding “yes”. I was also impressed with the well-balanced and warm sound of the Soundlodge Studio mastering. Great job.

The cover artwork is suitably old-school as well and will surely look great on the vinyl to be released by Fucking Kill Records. There is no need for more elaboration here – check this album out if you want to hear good, old school death metal, played from the heart, and by-the-rules.

8/10


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You can pre-order Interment Of Sins from HERE