Deadly Remains - Severing Humanity review
|Release date:||May 2012|
01. Apocalyptic Birth
02. Cosmic Necrosis
03. Equilibrium Obsolete
04. Home Invasion
05. Human Trafficking
06. Instincts Of Flesh
07. Memories Of Defilement
08. Psalm Of Impurity
09. Scriptures Of Foreign Tongues
10. Severing Humanity
If you're gonna play meat n' potatoes style death metal, play it the right way, play it the Deadly Remains way.
What makes Deadly Remains special is the great balance between crunching, grooving straightforward attack with just enough neck-breaking technical prowess violently shoved in there. Most of those generic death metal bands out there seem to take one of two paths; either the simplistic, probably going for a primal feel, but coming across as more lazy than anything, or the technically focused wankery, which loses any feeling of brutal intensity as the music feels more like some type of audio math equation than music. Cannibal Corpse is one of the few bands that has this similar balancing approach without having to resort to the infusion of melody to make the music recognizable. Deadly Remains certainly feels more raw and brutal than Cannibal Corpse for sure, but it hits many similar spots.
Severing Humanity - despite being a well-balanced album - still feels like it's two steps away from having something truly solid going on. This is just a debut, so maybe the band is still sculpting their sound, but you get that sense that the album could be so much more. The guys from Deadly Remains are talented, and by talented I mean beyond being able to wank really fast on their instruments, but there still is a large amount of unremarkable pieces throughout this album.
Psychotic, brutal, and quite a bit of fun. Severing Humanity is a death metal album for those who want nothing more than to sink their teeth into some crunchy, no bullshit death metal. Great for some, leaves a lot to be desired for others.
||Written on 09.08.2012 by Former EIC. Now just a reviewer guy.|
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