Descent are a band from Australia that plays a mixture of death metal, grind and hardcore punk and this is a review of their 2018 album "Towers Of Grandiosity" which will be released in August by Redefining Darkness Records.
A very distorted sound starts off the album before going into more of a heavier direction which is also very heavily influenced by the 90's Swedish style along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them while the vocals are mostly death metal growls and screams.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and grindcore elements can be heard while hardcore punk influences are also utilized at times while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as most of the tracks being under 3 minutes, the riffs also bring in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic and old school style.
Descent plays a musical style that takes old school death metal, grind and hardcore punk and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion Descent are a very great sounding mixture of death metal, grind and hardcore punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Stain" "Foundations Of Sand" "Pedestal Of Scum" and "Hindsight". 8 out of 10.