Originally Posted by SnakeCharmer
Yep, though there have been some good death metal releases this year, Mithras, Odious Mortem, Psyopus, Despised Icon & Dying Fetus, there is nothing truly amazing so far this year. Maybe Benighted will come through again by the end of the year.
No. Dying Fetus' new one is the epitome of generic, and from the songs I've listened from the new Odious Mortem and Despised Icon its basically the same thing. In fact its almost hard to tell these kind of bands apart from each other, very depressing actually. I've had the Psyopus on my computer for a while but haven't listened yet, and am in the process of getting that Mithras. I expect both to be at least much better than those other three you mentioned. Also have to give the new Akercocke a listen, and maybe something else will surprise me. But so far I have to admit the new Vital Remains has been the best death metal I've listened to released in 2007, and it is quite average.