ATROPHY – Asylum

Atrophy - Asylum album cover
  • 7.1/10
    ATROPHY - Asylum - 7.1/10


Label: Massacre Records
Release date: March 15, 2024

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Atrophy, the renowned Metal band known for their raw intensity and profound lyricism, makes a bold return with their latest album, Asylum. Soon to be released amidst anticipation from their devoted fanbase, this album proves to be a another fast paced journey into Metal, showcasing the band’s evolution while staying true to their signature style.

From the opening track, “Into the Abyss,” Atrophy wastes no time plunging listeners into a world of blistering and unrelenting guitar riffs. The album’s production is masterful, with each instrument carving out its own space within the mix, allowing for a dynamic listening experience. Tracks like “Punishment for All” and “Seeds of Sorrow” showcase the band’s ability to seamlessly blend elements of Thrash and in your face Metal, creating a sound that is both atmospheric and aggressive.

Vocalist Brian’s delivery is as commanding as ever, his voice fits in perfectly with the music. Lyrically, Asylum delves into themes of isolation, madness, and the human psyche, painting a vivid picture of a world on the brink of collapse. Tracks like “Seeds of Sorrow” explore these themes with a raw honesty that is both chilling and captivating.

Throughout Asylum, Atrophy demonstrates a mastery of dynamics, seamlessly transitioning between moments of crushing heaviness and haunting beauty. Tracks like “Close My Eyes” and “Distortion” showcase the band’s technical prowess, with intricate guitar solos and thunderous drumming driving the music forward with relentless energy.

As the album draws to a close with the track “Five Minutes ‘Til Suicide,” it’s clear that Atrophy has crafted a work of art that is as thought-provoking as it is sonically devastating. Asylum is a testament to the band’s ability to evolve and innovate while staying true to their roots, cementing their status as one of the most compelling voices in modern Metal.


In conclusion, Asylum is a mesmerizing journey into the darkest corners of the human psyche, a testament to Atrophy’s skill as both musicians and storytellers. With its in your face attitude, crushing riffs, and poignant lyricism, this album is sure to leave a lasting impression on listeners and further solidify Atrophy’s place amongst the greats in Metal.

Band Members

Brian Zimmerman – Vocals
Nathan Montalvo – Lead Guitar
Mark Coglan – Rhythm Guitar
Josh Gibbs – Bass Guitar
Jonas Shutz – Drums
Kragen Lum – Lead Guitar on “American Dream”
Justin Stear – Bass Guitar on “American Dream”, “Close My Eyes”, and “Distortion”


  1. Punishment For All
  2. High Anxiety
  3. Seeds of Sorrow
  4. Distortion
  5. Bleeding Out
  6. American Dream
  7. Close My Eyes
  8. The Apostle
  9. Five Minutes ‘Til Suicide


  • Jon Harvey

    Jon is a reviewer at Metal Express Radio and is currently living in Wisconsin, USA. The first thing that made Jon fall in love with Metal goes all the way back to the glory days of MTV actually playing music. Alice in Chains, "Man in the Box" came on and the channel was automatically banned by family. It sparked a curiosity for the music instead of turning him away from it. Things only progressed from there. Suicidal Tendencies, Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, all the heavier stuff from the late '80s and early '90s were always in rotation. Aside from loving all things Metal, Jon also runs a skateshop in his hometown and is trying to get the scene stronger than ever.

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