27 February 2012
by Tom Dare
Asphyx have made more than a few comments on the state of death metal today since their latest (is this their fourth?) reformation. In a nutshell, they think it’s a bit sorry – too many bands forgetting that heavy metal’s most destructive subgenre is supposed to be enjoyable and have memorable riffs. They’ve even stated that Deathhammer, their eighth studio album, is so titled as to almost be a “How To” manual for death metal. If you’re going to make statements like that, you have to back it up. Deathhammer had better be something special.