Diabolus Et Amicae>>EXITIUM - USA

Outsourcing Morality - 2006 - Deepsend

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Humanicide>>Brandon Carrigan

Cody Stanley - KIRK KIRKWOOD>>Wrought Of Obsidian - Justin Jones


Humanicide>>Brian Carrigan>>Aggravated Nuisance, Nahurak, Beyond The Red Horizon, Hills Of Tyburn - Sutured, Martyred, Devourment, Hyperion, Rhome>>Erik Park>>Martyred, Devourment, Rhome, A Devil's Daydream, Intestinal Fortitude, Wrought Of Obsidian

History & Biography
The band was formed in the backwaters of Oklahoma by guitarists Justin Jones and Kirk Kirkwood in September of 2001 before changing names and issuing a debut mini-album in 2004. The act had grown more serious after being a joke act initially. Mechanical Expressions Of Purpose was the 2004 EP through Compulsive Blasphemer. The material stemmed from 2002 and the band had waited for the label's release for two years.

The group initially featured singer Brandon Carrigan and drummer Brian Carrigan both formerly of Humanicide. Outsourcing Morality was recorded in 2005 by James Delgado of Kill The Client in Dallas. Deepsend Records signed the band in December of 2005. The group appeared at Gathering Of The Sick festival in 2006.. Every single show is called a "festival," but that is because the scene does not understand the meaning of the word. The guys fell apart, but the band reformed with a new line-up in 2007 replacing the Carrigans and Stanley. Justin Jones, however, left in 2007. He had moved to vocals more recently. The group next announced a new album dubbed Grind After Death, began composing material in 2011 and disappeared having recorded several of the tunes. Cody Stanley had returned and a new character was drummer Zach Mansur (Uranium Death Crow and Humanicide).


Exitium might be one of the less known elements of the underground, but boy does this band attack its instruments in fine fashion. The band apparently has a good degree of political opinion, which is great but all the fans will hear is a grinding death metal assault that will brings names like Impaled, Carcass, Napalm Death and Exhumed to mind. The band is let down by the muddy sound (unless mud implies the true underground for the band) but the ferocious attack and the two vocals breathe fire during the short twelve tracks. The odd moment of melody or exotic rhythms like the one on Mask The Scars is just layering that is largely buried amidst the power violence. It might seem to some as if the band has deliberately added noise to its music, but that is actually the sound of equipment breaking down in the studio as the tape rolled! - Anna Tergel