Fetid Zombie
Death Covenant
(2019)
Crank this to 7.6 of 11
Genre:
Death Metal
Sounds Like:
Death, Kreator, Necrodeath
Monday, January 13, 2020
Virginia-based death metal illustrator Mark Riddick is no stranger to the underground metal scene. Since 1991, he has created thousands of pieces of horrific art for bands like Amon Armrath, Internal Bleeding, Horrendous and Warbringer to name a few. His passion for all things metal have lead to an impressive solo music project named Fetid Zombie.

With a whopping 25 releases to date; containing singles and various EPs, Fetid Zombie shows no signs of waning from his signature underground metal sound. With various guests contributing to this EP, Death Covenant is a shredding onslaught of swift death metal. Guttural vocals and speed driven mayhem add to the metal at hand and makes this a pretty damn entertaining listen.

Tracklist:
1. Swarm of Filth 04:07
2. Necromanced from the Grave 03:37
3. Atonement Through Blood 02:30
4. Death Covenant 06:57

Standout Track(s)
The opening track is our favorite and is what lured us in. The shredding is just insane, plus we love the old Megadeath feel.

Adult Beverage Pairing
Pick up some Napa Parabola by Firestone Walker Brewing in California. This strong and smooth Russian Imperial Stout has an impressive 11.3% ABV and should compliment the heavy and relentless shredding of Fetid Zombie.

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance
7.1 out of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
6 out of 11

Captivation and Variety
7.3 out of 11

Weight of the Heavy
9 out of 11
 
Lyrics and Song Structure
7.3 out of 11

Fretwork Prowess
9.2 out of 11

Overall Album Flow
7.7 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
8.9 out of 11

Production Value
8.2 out of 11

Final Thoughts
If you have a fix for some new death metal that slays, don’t hesitate to check out Death Covenant, it will satisfy your need. While your at it, just pick up the entire catalogue to add some fresh and raw sounding metal to your heavy collection. 

Fetid Zombie are:
Vocals by Jaye Quigely (ZEALOT CULT)
Guest lead guitar solos by Malcolm Pugh (INFERI)
Guest lead guitar solos by James Malone (ARSIS)
Guest lead guitar solo by Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY)
Guest rhythm guitar by Josh Fleischer (SVIERG)
Drums by Brian Forman (UNBURIED)

Follow Fetid Zombie: Bandcamp / Facebook
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