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Review: Exorcizphobia - Digitotality

Label: Independent
Year released: 2020
Duration: 46:18
Tracks: 8
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: December 26, 2020
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4.5/5 (90%) (8 Votes)

It's pretty rare to find an album that makes me stop and go "wow", especially in this day and age when more music than ever is being made. With how much there is and how many formats they come in, it can sometimes feel like trudging through shit, but every now and then you find a precious jewel to sink your teeth into.

That's where Czechian Thrashers Exorcizphobia's latest album, Digitotality, comes in. I really enjoyed their 2018 sophomore album, About Us Without Us, and this one is just a further refinement of that album. Musically, these guys take the savage riffing of Dark Angel and apply it to bizarre progressive soundscapes not too dissimilar to Voivod. Hell, the vocalist sounds a lot like Snake at times, particularly on "Profit at All Costs" and "Ancient Deception". The band sounds tight and assured, with every piece coming together to create a catchy, riff-driven slab of Thrash that has just enough progressive elements to stay challenging and interesting, especially on the massive Voivod-esque instrumental "Oumuamua". This was a band that has always shown a penchant for doing their own thing, but now they've got it down enough to make an album that any fan of more unorthodox Thrash needs to have, giving them a band to watch out for in the future.

More about Exorcizphobia...
Review: About Us Without Us (reviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
Review: Spiritual Exodus (reviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
Interview with guitarist and vocalist Tom├ís Skošepa on November 12, 2021 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
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