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Review: Obsolete Incarnation – New Breed of an Uncureable Disease

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Every so often a band takes the death metal world by force. They brutally beat and mutilate their victims/listeners (figuratively speaking) and force a barrage of unstoppable carnage on them. In this case, said band is Obsolete Incarnation, and their debut album New Breed of an Uncureable Disease, while not grammatically correct, is most- if not everything- that’s right in modern death metal and brutal death.

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Review: Sotajumala – Raunioissa

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Review by Adriana.

The next band in our cross hairs is the Finnish death metal band Sotajumala. This 8 track album was released on January 16th of 2015, so it’s still fresh. The band is offering the option to purchase or download the album for free. The lyrics are in Finnish, but there is an English translation for each song there are links on their Facebook and Twitter pages for those.

On to the music: before I get into small details it must be noted that this album was unrelenting from start to finish. There are no preludes, soft intros, or anything of the sort. I’m left relatively speechless at how well the album turned out because I enjoyed every second of it. Even though I’ve listened to this album multiple times, it never fails to impress. The vocals are raw and angry, the drums pummel with harmonizing cymbal strikes, the solos won’t bore you, and the riffs for both guitars and bass give a warlike/battlefield (not the game) atmosphere to it.

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Review: Vilis – Self Titled

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It’s not often that a band can pull from major acts and successfully incorporate them into a single album, while still managing to find a unique sound that defines said band. Breaking out in January 2015, Vilis accomplishes the previously aforementioned, with vigor and style. You’ll definitely hear influences from bands such as Sworn In, Barrier, Darke Complex and other popular hardcore bands, but don’t write them off as a Sworn In clone, they’re heavy, dark, and they know what they’re doing.

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Unbibium – CXXII [REVIEW]

Genre(s): Progressive Deathcore
CXXII is Unbibium’s debut EP, and was released on May 1, 2014 through Razor Tooth Records. The band combines elements of beatdown hardcore and progressive metal to bring a heavy-hitting sound of progressive deathcore. However, even though it is on the side of heaviness, nothing really stands out in the EP. I will go more into detail later about that.
 The EP is seven tracks long and provides the listener with roughly 30 minutes worth of listening material. For the price they put on the album, it is worth the purchase. Unbibium combines elements beatdown with progressive metal, but in some songs there is more of one than the other. The more progressive songs on the album are “Obsession,” “Perilous Progress,” and “Monsters.” The others that are more on the beatdown side of things are “Lions,” “War Machine,” and “CXXII.” The last song, “Destroyer,” has a nice combination of both beatdown and progressive. That being said, “Destroyer” is my favorite song on the album.
CXXII is a solid EP and is a step in the right direction for Unbibium. They have released a well put together deathcore album, and the only thing they can do is improve upon CXXII with their next release. To reiterate what I said in the introduction, nothing really stood out to me in the album. I found myself listening to it and not realizing I was on the last song, as the songs sound very similar and mesh together in a listen through, even with the songs’ respective differences. Other than that, CXXII is well worth the asking fee, so pick it up if you’re into progressive deathcore with beatdown influences!Score: 3.5/5

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Cognitive – Cognitive [REVIEW]

Genre(s): Technical Death Metal/Deathcore
New Jersey based technical death metal/deathcore act, Cognitive, has recently released their debut full length Cognitive through Pathologically Explicit. This album is the band’s second release, the first being their EP, The Horrid Swarm back in 2012, which I reviewed as well.
In a vague description, Cognitive is a combination of technical death metal with some deathcore aspects thrown in. But if you are to look deeper into the album, there is a lot more there. It is a very fast paced album, and if you are not paying attention, you may not even realize you listened to the entire thing. The combination of brutal sounding death metal and its “in your face” sound is prevalent is most of the album, like in “Cut The Fuck Up,” “World’s Beneath,” and “Fire from the Sky.” That’s not all they have in this album as they provide well done melodies in some of the tracks, like in “Affliction Humanity,” “Oceanic Erosion,” and “Regurgitated Existence.” But, that’s not all, there is great sounding groove elements, like in the song “Blood Hungry.”
If you are a fan of death metal and other sub-genres of metal; groove, technical, brutal death, melodic death, and deathcore. Then this album has everything you could possibly want out of an album. I definitely recommend this album to any fan of death metal. So! If this album sounds good to you, go pick it up from Pathologically Explicit’s Big Cartel (linked above)!Score: 5/5

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