Album Review: I Shall Devour – The Misanthropist

The Misanthropist

The Misanthropist is a début album from an Australian death metal band I Shall Devour. Here we have 46 minutes of music that combines elements of both technical and brutal death metal into its feral core. I Shall Devour waste no time in establishing themselves as cyborg-enhanced death metal warriors.

Dealing with the type of concepts of misanthropy, The Misanthropist is a modern exploration of primal death metal, filtered through the lens of a band who know how to inject technicality into their brutal delivery.

Complex rhythms and impressive drumming forge ahead as the singer’s gruff delivery attempts to keep pace. These vocals are well-delivered and provide an organic component to the music’s inhuman precision. The recording is pristine, and you can even hear the bass.

Occasional sound enhancements appear here and there; added noises, atmospherics, samples, etc. It all adds to the theme of the album and is just something extra for the listener to enjoy.

If you like modern technical death metal then I heartily recommend giving I Shall Devour a spin. They have a very satisfying sound and the songs hit the spot quite nicely.


01. Monolithic Control
02. Wilful Ignorance
03. Logical Thought Process
04. Of Delusion
05. Interlude
06. VI
07. Awaken All
08. Spiteful Nature
09. The King
10. Intentions
11. Closing Death


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