Masakari built up a pretty fearsome reputation last year on the basis of their ferocious Eden Compromised and The Prophet Feeds releases, and Sleep // Rot is their latest 7″, following a split LP with like-minded German crusties Alpinist earlier this month. Half the attraction of this single is their totally righteous cover of seminal Floridian death metallers Obituary’s ‘Slowly We Rot’, faithful to the original’s thrashing, lumbering glory, but the foremost reason to check this out is ‘XVIII. Sleep’. As irritating as their obsession with numbering their tracks is, you just can’t take away from the song, a minute of d-beat fury clearly written with the godlike figures of His Hero is Gone in mind. Consider listening to this four minutes well spent.
Masakari – Sleep // Rot
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