Australia’s extreme metal titans Thy Art Is Murder have released their latest record “Godlike” this September and, oh boy, what a banger they put out there! Thy Art Is Murder are Australia’s most brutally alarming cultural export since George Miller’s Mad Max franchise, and they make music that serves as a loud last gasp against the ever-encroaching void. It’s a blazing light of nihilistic despondency before the final darkness. Fusing authentic crushing death metal with blackened fury and flashes of knuckle-dragging stomp, Thy Art is Murder exorcise the pangs of mortality and the pains of socio-political trauma. Sounds brutal, because it is.