Extremity's music takes me back to hearing Death for the first time, the age when I would watch endless fan-made videos pieced together from horror movies on YouTube. In short, this album is made for headbanging and it fucking rules.
Favorite track: Umbilicus.
Wow. I sure as hell love my death metal and 2018 has been a cracking year for it. This has to be my favourite release of the year. The lyrics are snappy, grotesque and the best I’ve read in a good while. The production is raw but lets the instruments retain their individual clarity and very riff heavy. Catchy and melodic in a similar vein to the awesome ‘Extremely Fucking Dead’ MLP from last year. Bravo!!
There were so many great death metal albums to come out in 2018, and Extremity's debut is easily my favourite. The band really captured that old school spirit of filth with a modern uncanny sense of finesse.
Favorite track: Grave Mistake.
Oakland’s Extremity burst like a pustule onto the Death Metal scene in 2017 with their Mini-LP ‘Extremely Fucking Dead’. Five ferocious tracks gave the first taste of what was to come, and now the band returns with its debut full length album ‘Coffin Birth’, a hideous ode to Death Metal’s past and present.
Right from the start of the menacing opening intro / track of ‘Coffin Birth / A Million Witches’, Extremity brutalize with a hammer of pulverizing devastation and a defined melodic sensibility. Memorable and outright catchy songs that seamlessly veer from grinding speed to crushingly mid-paced unfold via a sordid concept that may reveal itself with careful attention.
Once again recorded at Oakland’s Earhammer Studios, the birthplace for so many of today’s standout Death Metal releases, ‘Coffin Birth’ boasts both surgical clarity and pummeling raw aggression. In combination with the attention to detail in both song and lyric writing, Extremity exhume a debut album born straight from a coffin.