Sectioned – Purulent Reality (2010)

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Hailing from England we get Sectioned, a Death Metal band that takes us back to the glory days of the genre. “Purulent Reality” is being released by Paragon Records and showcases a very mature sounding band that can play a mean combination of Swedish and American Death Metal.

Featuring 7 songs and 43 minutes of music, “Purulent Reality” has longer than average songs for a DM release. But the band pulls them off by featuring a vast array of riffs and catchy solos. The overall old-school sound of the band is one of the most appealing features of Sectioned.

While we like Sectioned music and “Purulent Reality” is a solid first album, it does drag a bit nearing the end before the melodic intro of the last track, named after the title of the album. But this is something that most DM releases do; they get repetitive after a few songs. However Sectioned does change things up a bit by using melodic parts often enough to break the monotony of DM and they work wonders for the band giving them an edge over other DM bands.

The vocalist M does a great job providing deep sounding growls that fit the riffing style perfectly. The guitar aspect of the music is more melodic than one would expect, but still has the DM essence in its core, giving the band their own sound. The drumming is very standard for a release of the genre and shows that it can step it up a notch when needed.

“Purulent Reality” is a very solid release and especially for being a first full-length album. We surely be waiting for whatever else this band releases in the future, since their fusion of old-school Death Metal from both continents with their melodic touch is pretty interesting and looks like it can be developed further.

Band: Sectioned Album: Purulent Reality
Label: Paragon Records

Release: March 9th, 2010

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Genre: Death Metal

Country: UK

Rating: 82/100