Recording information: Studio 141, Schwaebisch Hall, Germany.
With its debut release, DEATH PREVAILS, Germany's Hackneyed makes its goal perfectly clear: to bring back the glory days of uncompromising death metal. Paying homage to such legends as Dismember, Grave, Immolation, and Napalm Death, DEATH PREVAILS is a nine-song exercise in brutality, with one foot in death metal's harsh past and one foot in the future. For such an ambitious effort, it might be a surprise to learn that the average age of Hackneyed's five members is somewhere in the mid-teens. At the time of recording, the band's lead guitarist was only 14! Age aside, DEATH PREVAILS is one beast of an album.