Living Corpse - Metaphysical Collapse review

Band: Living Corpse
Album: Metaphysical Collapse
Release date: February 2010

01. Ars Regia
02. Metaphysical Collapse
03. Twin Divine
04. Zero Is the Zenith Of The Sun
05. The Great Silver Bullet
06. Mindflow
07. Conspiracy
08. 6th Race Of Aquarius Age
09. Supplying My Lust
10. Daybreak

Sometimes, it's difficult to write something interesting about an album. Especially when you've already reviewed a few similar CDs… Well, well, no more complaining, let's jump in the fire and see what can be said about this Metaphysical Collapse, Living Corpse's first album…

Once the first song starts, we know in which territory we stand, for sure. Thrash it is, with a heavy At The Gates influence too (as shown by the first riff for example). Indeed, Tomas Lindberg is probably worshipped by all the band members, as some parts did make me think of Disfear. So yes, they could somehow be described as thrashcore, but there are not real mosh-parts in there.

Musically speaking, there's nothing really original. The riffs are correct, well played, but not particularly mind-blowing. The vocals are powerful but quite monotonous, and a little too high-pitched too. So, they're quickly boring. Maybe that's why they sometimes sound a bit under-mixed? The most original of the bunch is the drummer, who can be classically boring at times, but who has an interesting play with a lot of cymbals. It's really too much at times, but at least it adds some variety, and that's nice for sure!
Also, let's add that there are two little 'ambient' interludes, "Mindflow" and the closer "Daybreak". And while they add a welcome change of mood and pace, they're not really memorable either.

To conclude, sadly Living Corpse is just one more of these many generic thrash (or thrash-death-core if you want). They're not bad, just correct, but ultimately forgettable. Evolve or die!


Written on 13.05.2010 by Once your regular Hellfest reporter, now retired. I (strangely enough) listen to a lot of metal. And enjoy good beers, comics, novels and role-playing games.

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