Art of Destruction - Under Attack (Sinternational Records) - Back
Art of Destruction are a 3-man assault from Virginia whom lash out 4 disgustingly brutal tracks with their demo, "Under Attack". Previously releasing a full-length entitled, "Retaliate", Art of Destruction continue where they left off. OK- these guys are somewhere between Napalm Death and Gorguts, if you want me to be blunt! This is a good lung-full of cancerous, intoxicatingly utter dark decay like that of death metals' forefathers. Not quite in the league of their predecessors (at least, not yet), AoD definitely have that grinding, deathcore sound only a few before them have managed to wield. Such bands are Napalm Death, Origin (of the more recent), Gorguts, Carnage, and Repulsion. "Under Attack" is a good accumulation of what breathes on this demo. My favorite song on the demo is "End of the Suffering", which to me is a grand introduction to this newfound bastard son. AoD without a doubt have attacked their instruments enough to prove a point in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Soon though, these guys may have something more to say to a much broader audience. We'll have to wait and see. 'Til then, check 'em out!

Rating: 75

Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell