Long-running Czech band Godless Truth have been around since the early ’90s but have gone from strength to strength with each album, imbibing influences that enhance their sound and make them more powerful and effective than ever before. They’re playing a form of music that’s contemporary but having roots in the old school sound; technical death metal that still relies on fleshed out riffing and memorable hooks rather than mere superficial flamboyance. There are melodies and grooves thriving as a result of deliberate pacing and thoughtful tempo changes, unlike bands trying to cram everything in for the sake of technicality. The entire record throbs rhythmically with a rare exuberance making it one of the catchiest albums in the style. Mixed and mastered by Joe Haley of Psycroptic, the album sounds refreshingly clear while sounding sufficiently nasty, and the record is furthermore graced with guest contributions from him and Rafael Trujillo of Obscura, topped off with an artwork as intricate and striking as their music. This self-titled album is not only a landmark one for Godless Truth having an extensive discography, but it will also establish their identity in an overpopulated scene as a band doing it with panache and grit.
For fans of – Psycroptic, Death, Benighted, Decapitated, Atheist, Obscura, etc.
Line up –
Petr Švancara – guitars
Ondřej Černobila – guitars
Jakub Grunt – bass
Petr Mikeš – drums
Adam B. Sychrow – vocals
Rafael Trujillo of Obscura (lead guitar in The Decision)
Joe Haley of Psycroptic (lead guitar in The Eyechain)
Petr Angelo Čuka of Dissolution (vocals in Fortune Time)
Peter Gábor (piano in RIP Cage)
Matt Delirious (vocals in Wake Up To Obey)
Mixed & Mastered by Joe Haley of Psycroptic (Crawlspace Productions)
Artwork by Nauseaimage (MMiller)
Official release date – March 4th, 2022