Only zombies from the Return of the Living Dead series have said “brains”, previously RVG:TZM’s staple lyric. To continue to be able to carry the banner of “true zombie metal”, RVG:TZM felt it necessary to create a completely lyricless album. The standard verse-chorus structure has been abandoned and replaced with nothing but the haunted screams of the unburied dead throughout the disc. This feat was accomplished by augmenting lead vocalist Clinton Ebadi’s vocals with additional vocals parts performed by Tim Regan and Greg Jones. What has resulted is true zombie metal in its purest form: Consumed by Death.
Musically, Consumed by Death takes the genre-defining zombified sound of 2004’s True Zombie Metal and 2005’s Former Human Sergeant and further develops it into new realms. These early RVG:TZM albums included the best elements of doom, death, thrash, and black metal. Consumed by Death has stayed true to the original musical vision while adding progressive, melodic, and ambient elements to the sound, exemplified in each of the four flesh-devouring tracks on Consumed by Death.