Death Engine are a band from France that plays a very aggressive form of noise rock and this is a review of their 2015 album "Mud" which was released as a joint effort between Throatruiner and Apoxaplexy.
A very dark, distorted and heavy sound starts off the album along with some melodies and noise rock style shouts and at times the music also has a post hardcore feeling along with a very dark and epic atmosphere and at times the music also brings in a great amount of reverb as well as the music being heavily rooted in the early 90's noise rock style.
You can hear the heaviness of extreme metal and hardcore being mixed in with the bands noise rock style, all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and in some sections you can hear acoustic guitars that are mixed down low so the heaviness can have more of a powerful impact while the eventually dominate on a brief instrumental and as the album progresses some of the songs start adding in more of a fast and brutal direction and some of the tracks also add in a small amount of melodic guitar leads and the last track is very long and epic in length.
Death Engine plays a style of noise rock that is very heavy and distorted sounding while also having elements that would appeal to fans of extreme metal and hardcore and they also have a trace of industrial and a good amount of melody in their musical style, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover dark, hateful and negativity themes.
In my opinion Death Engine are a very great sounding noise rock band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Medusa" "Zero" and "Negative". 8 out of 10.