Dennis : 'Proverbial Lambs To The Ultimate Slaughter' is the third studio album from the American underground death metal band Faithxtractor from Cincinnati, Ohio. The band was formed in 2005 by the brothers Ash (drums and vocals) and Marquis Thomas (guitars) originally as a studio band only. With the addition of Estuary vocalist Zdenka Prado on bass and Cody Knarr on guitars in 2013 the band also started playing gigs. Faitxtractor plays savage old school death metal and their mission statement is 'shut the fuck up & head bang', just so you know. The sound of Faitxtractor reminds me of old school Swedish death metal in vein of old Dissection mixed with US death metal of bands like Monstrosity and Immolation, without rising to the same level of these bands at any moment on this record. The death metal compositions here are quite standard, spiced up with howling guitar solos and the truly brutal death grunts of drummer / singer Ash. Had I not known that this was a studio album, I would have guessed we are dealing with a demo recording here, since the production of the album sounds pretty rough and dull. 'Proverbial Lambs To The Ultimate Slaughter' is not a record I get truly excited about, but I am sure it will do for some serious headbanging in the weekend.