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Absence Of The Sacred - Come Hither O Herald Of Death
1 March 2012

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Here we have another album that will make you say "originality? L O L."

The only thing more savage, brutal, and vicious than Singapore's penal system is some of the music that's coming out of its underground at the moment. Take Absence Of The Sacred as an example. Their new album Come Hither O Herald Of Death (which apparently is indeed new and didn't come out in 2009...) is a brutal, technical slab of death metal with some thrash elements thrown on top. Or, in other words, you'll be hearing riffs, more riffs, and some more fucking riffs on this thing.

Sure, it is heard it before kind of stuff, but it's heard it before kind of stuff that's executed not only well, but damn close to expertly. These guys can really shred. Their brand of tech death is—and is through and through--high end, classy-tits stuff. And even though the quality of the production here is pretty terrible (the drumming, in particular, comes out sounding injured), you'll definitely find yourself making rabid animal noises and convulsing madly throughout this album. This will make for a good soundtrack the next time you're feeling too, you know, sane. You'll be too busy losing it to reflect on how much better it could have been with some meatier mixing. It's got the bang, the wank, and the "I'm going to eat you alive" down to a technical, ethically-questionable science.

If you enjoy your tech death with a little thrash slop and some slams, you'll enjoy this.

Performance: 8
Songwriting: 8
Originality: 6
Production: 5

Band profile: Absence Of The Sacred
Album: Come Hither O Herald Of Death


Written on 08.02.2012 by
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koob - 08.02.2012 at 14:42  
Gotta love the album title.
Alex F - 08.02.2012 at 19:38  
Written by koob on 08.02.2012 at 14:42

Gotta love the album title.

psykometal - 11.02.2012 at 18:25  
Well everything sounded excellent until the and some slams part, however I am still going to check this out since you only said some slams; I don't like slams, I'll listen to crappy deathcore long before I'll listen to slams. On another note, when I first saw the title I thought it said "Come Hitler O Herald Of Death".
Enoch - 11.02.2012 at 22:08  
Nicely done music!

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