Devastation where a band from Chicago, Illinois that was around during 1986 and 1987 that played a mixture of death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2017 compilation album "Dispensable Bloodshed" which was released by Vic Records.
War sounds start off the compilation before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction while the solos and leads also bring in a great amount of melody along with the riffing being very heavily rooted in thrash and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats.
Vocals a re mostly death metal growls and screams which are done in more of the 80's style while the solos and leads bring in a very raw and chaotic style along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and as the compilation progresses a brief use of horror movie samples and acoustic guitars can be heard as well as an instrumental and a couple of live tracks,
Devastation played a musical style that took early death metal and mixed it with thrash to create a musical style that was very extreme for its time, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover violence, death and destruction themes.
In my opinion Devastation where a very great sounding mixture of death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Devastation" "Apocalyptic Warrior" "Dispensable Bloodshed" and "Realm Of The Mastadon". 8 out of 10.