Genocide Pact: Desecration 7"
Debut 7" from this Washington, DC death metal band featuring Connor from Protester on drums. I'm often wary of hardcore kids playing metal, but this is pretty legit death metal... you won't find any real trace of hardcore influence, just straight up gnarly metal. The production is clear, powerful, and heavy in line with the great Florida bands of the late 80s and early 90s, and the songwriting and riffing is top-notch as well. It's not as overtly catchy as, say, Death's early stuff, but fans of Obituary and the like will dig this hard... definitely one I'd recommend for you metalheads out there.