Thy Art Is Murder – Hate

Albums like Holy War exist to push the limits of extremity. The album name, the album cover (a child with a bloodstained shirt and a bomb strapped to his chest), as well as a band logo with a  take-no-prisoners name and prominent pentagram should give you some idea of what Thy Art Is Murder are going for here. This Australian band have long straddled the boundary between deathcore and death metal, but Holy War seem them developing their sound in much more of a death metal direction, drawing inspiration from bands like Behemoth, Hate, and Decapitated to great success, making Holy War by far their best album to date.

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