Rating:
7.8
Defeated Sanity - Psalms Of The Moribund
8 March 2007


01. Stoned Then Defiled
02. Fatal Self Inflicted Disfigurement
03. Prelude To The Tragedy
04. Hideously Disembodied
05. Butchered Identity
06. Psalms Of The Moribund
07. Engorged With Humiliation
08. Arousal Through Punishment
09. Artifacts Of Desolation


One of the most brutal outfits in the Death scene comes back with a more technical scheme, I remember Grindethic Records sending me their debut, and if I remember correctly I was blown away by its brutal madness and chaotic songwriting...oddly enough now its the complexity and overall technicality what makes this album so interesting and special, one of 2007's most amazing Brutal Death records for sure.

There were not that many Brutal Death releases anyway, but the fact is that Defeated Sanity manages to stand out and create a very dynamic album, most of the songs are very well crafted in both the intricate songwriting and the insanely brutal plateau, the BDM fanatics will inmediately feel welcomed with the insane blast-beats and the mammoth hostility, all those things that we're used to get with this kind of metal are all here waiting to break our bones in 3 different places...

...That's maybe the big issue with "Psalms Of The Moribund", the music could easily fit in the last Disgorge (US) CD; while the songwriting is incredibly coherent and the execution is utterly tight, the final product sounds oddly similar to all things brutal. It has been proven by bands like Suffocation and Cryptopsy that Tech Brutal Death Metal can be really versatile and fun, but it's just a matter of taste, some of them stick with the newer formula and just slay and destroy from the beginning to the end, just like Defeated Sanity does in this album, fortunately they choose a more interesting path instead of the Deeds Of Flesh way of being brutal just for the sake of it.

It's a great album none the less, I just wish I could talk about the production, layout, lyrics (if there are any in the booklet) and design to complete this review entirely, but as the label only sent a CD-R I have to limit myself in the making; so, the music is great I don't know anything about the rest...

Best Tracks: "Fatal Self Inflicted Disfigurement", "Butchered Identity"

Performance: 8
Songwriting: 8
Originality: 7
Production: -


Band profile: Defeated Sanity
Album: Psalms Of The Moribund


 


written by Herzebeth | 11.10.2007



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Stigmatized - 12.10.2007 at 00:48  
Good album, brutal as hell. I don't find it very unique, but still good.
Sunioj - 13.10.2007 at 01:32  
Fair rating. Good album, love the grooviness in some of the riffs.
Necrovore - 19.04.2009 at 04:44  
This was easily the best album of 2007. Crushes everything else in the brutal death genre that year, and everything else, for that matter.
Maxx666 - 19.09.2010 at 09:38  
Yeah Brutal as Hell for sure, Maybe their best work

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