Phobocosm is one of my favourite death metal bands. They have this oppressively heavy sound that is not quite the “cavern metal” of Disma, nor is it the “filthy” sound of Incantation. Structurally, they borrow equally from Immolation, Incantation, and Disma, with a nod Ulcerate-esque dissonance, but Deprived is not a derivative album, with Phobocosm demonstrating compelling riff craft and plenty of dynamic range. Instrumental performances are excellent all around, vocals are savage and deep, and the lyrics are actually cool. Oh, and Phobocosm put on quite the live show - I saw them play with Ulcerate and Zhrine, and it was spellbinding.
Favorite track: Knives in the Senate House.