Sound — 10
Dying Fetus kicks ass, and this CD is another proof of it. I've noticed this CD when I saw the video to "Shepherd's commandment" on YT. My first impression after watching this video was "wow". I've watched it many times, and I couldn't get enough of this. I didn't notice any innovations thought, but one question - do they really need it? It's death metal at its best.
Lyrics — 9
Usually, I don't care about lyrics. But I like the lyrics that Dying Fetus writes. Most of their lyrics are about politics. They go very well with the riffs. Well, even with the lyrics displayed before me, I can't understand Sean's (bassist) parts (laughs). Not like I care. I love the combination of John's extremely low gutterals and Sean's middle growls. They go extremely well with each other.
Overall Impression — 10
Descend into depravity definitely goes with the whole Dying Fetus' discography. In my opinion, it doesn't beat War Of Attrition or Stop At Nothing. The best songs (in my opinion) are Your Treachery Will Die With You (nice title btw), Shepherd's Commandment, Atrocious By Nature and Ethos Of Coercion. The last song is a great choice for the ending of the album. I've listened to it almost constantly, and I never got enough of it, maybe because of the brutal ending, that left me astonished. The only thing that could get better was guitar and bass tone. I'm a fan of tones like Cannibal Corpse - Kill, Hate Eternal - The Perilous Fight, Decapitated - Organic Hallucinosis, You get the point. For the bass - it's muted way too much, there's great bass shredding out there, and I barely hear it. Anyway I love this album, and I would buy it again when I would lose it.