Nothing can truly prepare a person for something as devastating as The Russian Hate machine that is Slaughter To Prevail. Who are back with the most brutal gift to mankind. A bludgeoning debut album is available globally through their recent signing to the monolithic Sumerian Records, due out on May 5th.
The only criticism you can give Misery Sermon is it’s visual identity. As it feels like the musk and visualization Slaughter To Prevail once possessed during Chapters of Misery has been erased and re-branded with the Russian Hate Project (Vocalist Alex Shikolai’s side project). The name is a little bit of a safe bet, but it doesn’t stop it being the most crushing release of this decade, filled with harrowing assaults of blistering riffs and blast beats, met with violent slams and sadistic breakdowns. It boils your blood in hellish ways.
Currently touring the United States with their label brothers Oceano and gaining a vast amount of interest from performances and the two singles “King” and “Chronic Slaughter“, Slaughter To Prevail deploy savage aggression and technicality alongside a powerful roar of drum progressions across all tracks. The Death Metal traits to their Deathcore sound make a key asset to their overall form. Songs such as “Malice of Rights” indefinitely being the most punishing track on the entire album. Alternatively, you can fire up the tracks “Cultural Ills“, “Russian Hate” & “The Hell In Man” for your daily fix up of Deathcore.
The bilingual lyrics, as always, provide intensity and distinctive moments, transitioning from the native Russian tongue of Shikolai, to his 2nd language of English, first seen on the single “As The Vultures Circle” from March 2016. The addition of ex-Acrania guitarist Jack Simmons has been nothing short of beneficial, adding a new soundscape since the original singles “Misery“, “Hell” & “Crowned and Conquered“. But the relentless behaviour is upped by 100%, a double dosage of claustrophobic, dark riffs.
And again, Anton Poddyachy sits behind the kit like a king on a throne, proving that he is ultimately one of the top three drummers in the world as of current, alongside the likes of Lee Stanton of Thy Art Is Murder. The Russian Misery Crew prove with clear evidence how strong they are live and on record, which can solidify the reasoning behind their signing last year after being a band for only 2 years.
Below you can find the latest posters for their current and upcoming US tours, alongside names such as Aversions Crown, No Zodiac, Spite and Widowmaker, as well as the pre-order link to their Album Bundles. Why are you still here? GET ON TO IT!
Ruthless, Brutal and full of spite, the Aggression and Relentless demeanour of The Russian Misery Crew continues to surpass expectations by a long mile.