Broken Hope leads loud, proud Best in Brutality tour lineup

No, the guy didn’t swallow the microphone.

But you could be forgiven for thinking as much when hearing Broken Hope singer Damian Leski do his thing, with acid reflux vocals that sound as if they were emanating straight from his digestive tract.

This is part of the bile-soaked charm of this veteran death metal ensemble, which reunited after a decade-long hiatus for its heir latest record, the caveman-savage “The Omen of Disease,” a concussive, bottom-heavy pummeling highlighted by everyone’s new favorite karaoke jam, “Choked Out and Castrated.”

Broken Hope is co-headlining the excellent Best in Brutality tour, a marathon of misanthropy that also features Oceano, Fallujah, Rivers of Nihil and Kublai Khan.

Stay hydrated, dudes.

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