If you happen to enjoy bananas, fresh cut flowers, shrimp, and Alpaca fur, well, consider yourself intimately familiar with the first country in the world to officially recognize the rights of nature, Ecuador. You read that right. Ecuador recognises that nature has constitutional rights and has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles. Quite progressive.
What isn’t quite as progressive is the thriving ecosystem of Ecuadorian death metal. Now, being the opposite of ‘progressive’ (regresssive), when spoken in the context of death metal, is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s a great thing – if you happen to love your death metal old-school and punishingly brutal. There exist some killer examples of regressive Ecuadorian death metal, brain-bashing bands such as EPIDEMIA, DISPHEXIA, and GASTRORREXIS.
Joining this trifixion of brutal death are relative newcomers, EXECRACION. Hailing from the capital of Quito, the band sprung to life back in ’16. Earlier this year, they hit the studio to record their first full-length effort, entitled Dilatación Carnal. Among the album’s eight tracks of early-to-mid 90s sounding death metal, exists a fitting cover of the mighty CANNIBAL CORPSE and their song ‘Pulverized’ (taken from The Bleeding).
Isaac Andrade – Vocals (Hemocromatosis Genital, Decomposed, Disownency)
Carlos De La Vega – Guitar, Drums (Gastrorrexi, Sanguinary Execution)