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Display of Decay – Dust of Existence Review

Display of Decay Album Art

Released by: Self Release

Release date: 22 September 2015

Genre: Death Metal

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Sean Watson – Lead guitars/vocals

Avery Desmarais – Drums

Jeremy Puffer – Rhythm guitars

Jacob Maisonneuve – Bass

Jessy Leduc – Vocals


Track Listing:

01. Created to Kill

02. Relentless Reprisal

03. Messiah Complex

04. Maruta

05. Cellar Goreatory

06. High Voltage Castration

07. Nyctophilia

08. Dust of Existence


As a Sirius/XM subscriber I get to listen to Ian Christie’s Bloody Roots show on Liquid Metal every other Sunday (sorry for a small unintended plug for that show, though it is worth checking out, and it is every Sunday, but I only work every other so that’s why I get to check it out that often) I got to hear his tribute to metal from Canada. It was specifically aimed at Quebec bands, but it still got me thinking that there have been so many great bands in the metal/hard rock genre from Canada, like Gorguts, Rush, Triumph, and Voivod just to name a few. Some of these bands changed the course of music, while others focused on doing things differently in their respective styles. Ironically enough I just got turned on to another great Canadian band called Display of Decay.

Self-released by the band, their fourth album Dust of Existence is an intense, brutal album of death metal that is surely to snap your neck and crush your skull. They very much have a Cannibal Corpse/Morbid Angel influence with catchy riffs and that awesome death metal groove, but they also have some thrash tendencies in their sound. Tracks like “Messiah,” “Maruta” “Nyctophilia,”  “High Voltage Castration,” and “Dust of Existence” demonstrate the clear love they have for death metal bands of the past yet have managed to capture something within their sound that keeps them current. The band consists of Jessy Leduc on vocals, Sean Watson on lead guitar/vocals, Jeremy Puffer on rhythm guitar, Jacob Maisonneuve on bass, and Avery Desmarais on drums, and together they are bound to turn the death metal scene on its ear with their outstanding album.

Slated for a Fall 2015 release, I encourage you to get this album once it is available. If you love death metal, there is no reason not to love Display of Decay’s Dust of Existence. It is chock full of heavy riffs, intense growling vocals, interesting song topics, and excellent performances from each member. I’m definitely going to have to go back and check out more material from this Edmonton export.

Written by: Chris Martin

Ratings: Chris 8/10

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