For the past few years Delaware's Scorched have steadily built a reputation for classic savage Northeast-style death metal featuring skull-caving heaviness, video-nasty warped synth interludes, and a cinematic taste for the gruesome and murderous.
Their 2016 debut Echoes Of Dismemberment was as subtle as a brain-matter-covered sledgehammer, a paean to everything that makes death metal still relevant, with an ever-growing fanbase after thirty years. Later this year, 20 Buck Spin will release their second full length, but first is Excavated For Evisceration, a vinyl-only introduction to the band on the label. It collects their sadistic 2017 promo tape Hymns From The Cellar on one side and the ferocious 2015 demo on the other. Through both of these recordings and their punishing live show, Scorched emerge to take the reins of the next wave of U.S. blood-red brutality.