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Forgive My Ignorance

Why didn't anyone tell me about these guys? Easily some of the best post-96 death metal: there's traces of Suffocation, Monstrosity, and Deicide, but with a unique percussive/melodic riffing style and compositional complexity. You should listen to this.


Genre: Alternative

Death metal band Pessimist came together in the city of Baltimore in 1993, and featured Rob Kline (vocals), Kelly McLauchlin (guitar, vocals), Tony Pernia (bass) and Chris Pernia (drums). Following a couple of demos and 1995's Absence of Light E.P., the group signed a deal with Lost Disciple Records for the release of 1997's Cult of the Initiated and 1999's Blood for the Gods -- both albums featuring brutally uncompromising, old school death metal. Constant touring and a smattering of festival appearances...
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