LAY DOWN ROTTEN
"DEATHSPELL CATHARSIS"
APOSTASY RECORDS

LAY DOWN ROTTEN is a German Death metal band that formed back in 1999. These
guys play a very sophisticated and varied style of old school Death metal. They take their
influences from the '90's Death Metal era mixing in elements of both European and U.S.
Death Metal. They have a more technical brutal sound than most bands of that time
though. This could be some more modern influences coming into play.
LAY DOWN
ROTTEN
's past two albums were out on METAL BLADE RECORDS, so a lot of people
were exposed to them. "DEATHSPELL CATHARSIS" is the bands first release on
APOSTASY RECORDS. This album sees the band leaning more towards the technical
style, but still maintaining their brutal style. There is more of a intricate and stylized sound
to their guitars on this album. This is where some more of the technical stuff comes in to
play from the arrangements. I liked the really crunchy almost Thrash Metal type shredding
in the guitars this time around as well. This helps add to the variety the band has within the
Death Metal genre.
LAY DOWN ROTTEN even throw in some breakdowns, change ups
and chant a longs, that even more add to their variety while still staying heavy and crushing
in the Death Metal genre. These guys have been around for nearly 15 years and are finally
getting some of the recognition they deserve.
LAY DOWN ROTTEN is one of those
bands that has changed the typical Death Metal sound just enough to stand out in a sea of
clones while still sticking to the Death Metal core they built the band on. I really love these
guys and hope they get to be a much bigger name in the Death Metal community. If you
like fresh, well crafted and written Death Metal that gives the scene a punch in the gut and
makes them pay attention then you need to check out
LAY DOWN ROTTEN. A must for
fans of
DISMEMBER, GRAVE, BOLT THROWER, HYPOCRISY &
DEBAUCHERY!

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