Calgary is probably best known for the ice hockey team Calgary Flames? Maybe the metal band Detherous can change it with their debut album Hacked To Death? Detherous have created an absolutely blistering album spanning 8 intense songs made up of old school metal mayhem! Detherous belies their tender years with a ripping vortex of bludgeoning speed. Although it’s evident that the band was weaned on the cornerstones of the 1980s underground, Slayer’s dramatic apocalyptic time-changes and early Sepultura’s punk-like intensity are evident, they dig deeper and it shows. You can hear the intensity of Demolition Hammer and the grandeur of Asphyx with the hint of creeping death in Damon MacDonald’s sooty grunt. The title track Hacked To Death,
Detherous is evidently a made-up word which is amazing because it sounds like it should be real, some archaic adjective nobody uses anymore but will still clear your scrabble rack. Fortunately, the creativity of the band Detherous is not limited to amateur lexicography. The group was formed in 2014 when vocalist/guitarist Damon MacDonald was still in high school. The music is probably for fans of early Death, Obituary, Asphyx, Sacrifice, and Demolition Hammer.