Gatecreeper – “Deserted” LP
The most exciting death metal band active today? Yeah, quite probably…. actually: definitely! This, their second full-length, following on from 2016’s Sonoran Depravation, takes the all-encompassing heaviness down another level – you don’t listen to this album; it enters and then smothers you from the inside out. Each song is a distinct, fully formed work of sonic art – and you can’t say that about many bands across the whole of the metal spectrum in this day and age. Superb.