Beneath The Massacre - Incongruous review
|Band:||Beneath The Massacre|
|Release date:||February 2012|
03. Left Hand
Incongruous...The only thing really all that incongruous about Incongruous is the album title itself. Frankly, this album sits in a happy safe place of incredibly predictable technical death metal.
Let it be clear; this band is very talented. They've got the incredible chops, a good ear for that frantic, jagged brutality, and all the other basics you need for a good brutal tech-death band. What does it all add up to? Not a whole lot. Sure, there is a few pretty unique riffs scattered throughout Incongruous, but not nearly enough to make it worth sitting through the entirety. This is Beneath The Massacre's 3rd album, you'd think perhaps by now they'd be open to performing a few curve-balls here and there. Think it's impossible to record a brutal album that's still unique, without having to compromise the music? Think again; Avicularia did it, with their debut no less. It's been proven possible, yet only a select few try it.
This is just basic. It charges in all the right places, has all the *meedley-meedley* bits in the right place. Everything is right where you'd expect to find it. Everything is pristine, well timed and perfectly executed. It's flawless in a sense; if someone said "show me death metal", and you wanted to show them some generic stuff to give them an appropriate image of what death metal is, then yeah, you could say this is flawless. Unfortunately, there is no sense of menace in predictability, and Incongruous epitomizes predictability. How good can a death metal album be without a bit of menace?
Terrible? Nah. Just predictable and flavourless.
||Written on 17.02.2012 by Former EIC. Now just a reviewer guy.|
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