Final Depravity
Nightmare 13
Style: Thrash
Release date: October 15th 2010
Playing time: 72:06

The promo picture of the German quartet brought the memory of the early DIAMOND PLATE. The contemporary thrash metal accelerates. FINAL DEPRAVITY are of a tender age. The aggressive sound of the boys accumulates different influences without this to make it torn. Definitely this album is not a curtsey in front of the classicists. The image of the songs is a mixture of the late SLAYER, a dose of MACHINE HEAD, some too melodic passages at places, and the unaltered German dry thrash riff. The rhythm is mainly galloping and rarely there are slower passages in the 2nd, the 8th, the 12th and the 13th track. The vocals are aiming to be aggressive. Although this adds them something contemporary, most of the time they get close to hardcore stylistics and sound a little bit insincerely. The melodic moments include solos and riffs as well.


FINAL DEPRAVITY has a demo from 2009 which also carries the name “Nightmare 13”. With this demo they had impressed not just anybody but TOM ANGELRIPPER. Their album is not re-release of the demo at least because rarely you can find a demo with playing time of 72:00 minutes. The freshly new label Nihilistic Empire Records obviously took care for the good sound of the band’s first appearance. The exceptional compactness of the drums makes an impression. The complexity of the rhythm in some songs (7/8 beat in the sixth track and the more complex rhythm in the twelfth track) makes the sound sterile and it seems that it is seriously fortified by the studio.


The fast songs with a core waft and the melodic passages suits FINAL DEPRAVITY but the 7 minutes long complex compositions with fast, middle tempo and slow parts sound too maturely for a debut.


Although the diversity in the music because of the fast parts the music sounds monotonous and frequently the songs are in one and the same tonality. The album becomes too heavy for listening because of its long playing time. However FINAL DEPRAVITY do not aim to gain your admirations immediately. The whole album is uploaded for free listening at their MySpace profile, so that you can judge by yourselves! They are a promising band which deserves a better cover artwork.


01. As the Crow Flies

02. Turn This Life

03. Persecution

04. Vortex

05. The Larcenist

06. This Relieving End

07. Nightmare 13

08. In Disgrace (Never Regret)

09. Veil of Secrecy

10. The monument

11. Relief of beliefs

12. Fearing the Flood

13. We Will Rot

Label: Nihilistic Empire Records
Distribution: Twilight Vertrieb
Artwork rating: 50/100
Reviewed by: Maria D. S.
Date: October 14th 2010