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Release date: 3 April 2012
Style: Progressive death metal, Technical death metal

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02. Overseer
03. Epochal
04. Tremble
05. Woebegoneness
06. Ambisinistral
07. Psychotic Process
08. As The Circus Leaves The Galaxy
09. Rambling Words From A Sore Throat
10. Metamorphosis
11. Godsends And Hellbents
12. Primitive Doom

Review

Staff review by
!J.O.O.E.!

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Genuine unique death metal: now there's a rarity. Much like the torment of Tantalus that which is heralded as innovative typically turns out to be typical, and continually out of reach of expectations. Those that proffer such "gems" usually adopt the form of egregious exaggerators, the fruit of their offerings usually bearing little more than banal, overproduced death metal standard with only a cosmetic melding of keyboards and unnecessary, wasteful technicality.

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published 10.05.2012 | Comments (41)

Staff pick by
!J.O.O.E.!

10.05.2012 So, already bored of Asphyx's recent derivative regurgitation of old school death metal? Fancy seeing what can be done with an old-school vibe when you apply brains and a modern aesthetic to it? No, I didn't think you would.

If though, on the hypothetical chance, you ARE interested in the best death metal of the year so far then you should hit up this crazy, mind-melting little number a.s.a.p.



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Frodd - 10.05.2012 at 21:19  
Rating: 8 old school death/doom metal with a twist. i like.
InnerSelf - 13.05.2012 at 00:45  
Rating: 9 Gotta get on this fast
Unhealer - 15.05.2012 at 17:33  
  Not as weird as I thought it would be, but it's some good old-school death metal with a personal twist nevertheless.
Troy Killjoy - 17.05.2012 at 17:46  
  I'm still weary about listening to this because it's been made to sound as if it's something that like... is unique. Usually I don't like something that isn't somewhat restricted, but my love of death metal should override the "weird" factor (I'm hoping).
!J.O.O.E.! - 17.05.2012 at 18:00  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.05.2012 at 17:46

I'm still weary about listening to this because it's been made to sound as if it's something that like... is unique. Usually I don't like something that isn't somewhat restricted, but my love of death metal should override the "weird" factor (I'm hoping).

I did probably overstate the weirdness. It's weird in the structural sense, rather than the sound of it, if that makes sense. Weird because it feels like I'm listening to Virus play death metal.
Troy Killjoy - 18.05.2012 at 06:58  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.05.2012 at 18:00
I did probably overstate the weirdness. It's weird in the structural sense, rather than the sound of it, if that makes sense.

Not digging or disliking as much as I thought I would. I was expecting a love or hate kind of response but I'm kind of... ambivalent? At times I'm reminded of the best of Atheist, at others the worst of Edge of Sanity.
Boxcar Willy - 24.10.2013 at 04:17  
Rating: 8 This is really good, must have missed it way back when.
mz - 10.11.2013 at 00:07  
Rating: 6 Mixed feeling about this record. In theory, I should like it since it is death metal with virus vibe which I really love but something does not work for me. I guess it is because this record is neither extreme enough for me nor a non-extreme album. Cannot ignore that I wished some songs had clean vocals instead of death metal ones (which are not bad themselves, they just don't fit for me). This might seem absurd but this is how I feel after 3 spins.
I give this band credit for creating somehow experimental old school death metal but at the moment, it is far from my favorite death metal albums.
Diverge - 16.08.2014 at 07:06  
Rating: 9 Man this album is sweet. I can't believe I missed this in 2012- it's pretty much exactly what I want in death metal these days.

As Troy pointed out, I hear a little Atheist and EoS, but I also hear a little Spiral Architect, I think. Maybe it's that lovely bass work.
Troy Killjoy - 16.08.2014 at 18:40  
  I don't even remember listening to this. I do remember not liking it though... maybe a re-visit is in order.

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