PYREXIA – Feast of Iniquity
The fourth album from New York death metal veterans Pyrexia seems to me quite different than the early years of the band. Maybe as they’ve gotten older they’ve incorporated a little more mid-tempo groove to their no holds barred death riffing, but the 10 songs on "Feast of Iniquity" still pack a potent punch to the gut. Employing dual screams and growls, the triplet low thumping "Thy Minion" and creepy, dark shadows meets Slayer vibe for "Death Wish" contrast nicely against pure all out blast monsters like "Wheels of Impurity" and "Cocoon of Shame".
Those who like a little more slam to their death riffing will dig "Feast of Iniquity" – and there’s nothing wrong with some down to earth, meat and potatoes metal bands like Pyrexia who prefer to stick to the tried and true over pure intricacy and blazing technicality.