Oakland based death metal band Rude released a soul crushing example of why there is still hope for death metal in today's world, considering its release in early 2014. When you first play the album, right away you understand what I mean by "soul crushing." The riff-work in the first track "Haunted" hits you with a groove on par to that of which only bands like Morbid Angel or Immolation capture so perfectly which as it unwinds, hide hints of early Death, Autopsy, and even Pestilence. Add Yusef Wallace's spot on Martin Van Drunen style vocals to the mix and you have a death metal release sounding straight out of the early 90's. Old-School Death Metal through and through.