We've seen Italian death metal heroes Fleshgod Apocalypse live multiple times, and so far, no sound system has been able to control the band's brutality. Sweden and the USA are legendary countries for death metal, but Italy deserves to be put under that same microscope after some of the music that has been emerging from the boot-shaped land mass.

Beginning with a beautiful piano intro, 'Embodied Deception' goes instantly from zero to 100 as the track kicks in. This track is everything modern death metal should be; blistering solos, masterful songwriting and 100 percent non-distilled brutality.

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