From their inauspicious origins within a very exotic metal music scene, India’s Godless slowly rose to the very top of the country’s death metal class. Interestingly, throughout this gradual but inexorable climb, the members of the band didn't distinguish themselves for bringing innovations to the genre so much as for their unapologetic commitment to pure, unadulterated, lightning-fast, ear-shredding, thrash-influenced death metal.
With a name like Godless, it doesn't take a genius to file the band into the realm of uncompromising music, but since being formed in mid-2015 by musicians who have been a part of the Indian metal scene for years, the Hyderabad-based band has broken to also meddle in other old-school metallic forms.
Slowly developing their craft over the next year, singer Kaushal LS, guitarists Ravi Nidamarthy and Rohit Nair, bassist Abbas Razvi, and drummer Aniketh Yadav eventually recorded a four-track EP with the mission statement-like title of Centuries of Decadence, which was mixed and mastered by Joe Haley of Australian technical death metallers Psycroptic. After being brought under the Transcending Obscurity Records fold, Godless launched their EP in May 2016, which was met with rave reviews in media, including features in Rolling Stone India, Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, XXL Rock, No Clean Singing, Metal Wani, Brave Words, Dead Rhetoric.Cancel
Godless continues to push the boundaries of what it means to be a metal band with its hardworking ethos combined with its unforgiving approach to metal.