Abominable Putridity - Parasitic Metamorphosis Manifestation review
|Album:||Parasitic Metamorphosis Manifestation|
|Release date:||March 2021|
01. Transcending Into Orbital Solitude
02. Supreme Void
03. Obscure Entity Of Darkness
04. Superior Extradimensional Decimation
05. Non Infinite Sequence
07. Inorganic Infusion Protocol
08. Parasitic Metamorphosis Manifestation
09. Macrocosmic Cessation
You may not have been willing to wait for Alexi Murdoch, but you'd be a motherfucker to act like you forgot about Abominable Putridity.
It took nearly 10 years and drastic lineup changes for Parasitic Metamorphosis Manifestation to finally see the light of day, appearing from the east like Gandalf at dawn on the first of March (don't fact check that), but for anyone in the know during these unbearably tumultuous times, this was at least half-expected. Between the constant pimping of freshly printed merch and a re-issued debut LP followed by a new single -- not to mention a casual reference to bringing in a different vocalist -- it was only a matter of years before the slam scene would once again be graced by the uniquely proficient Russian raiders by way of another full-length offering. Now, you may think it pathetic to hold out for something as insignificant as a new album considering the consumer porn-sized ocean of music available in this overwhelming digital landscape, but at least these guys provided slivers of hope along the way that they'd come back one day, unlike your ex-girlfriend, who's probably busy right now going A to M with a guy who growls like replacement vocalist Angel Ochoa when he unloads all those unwanted babies on her face.
Speaking of double dipping, fans of Cephalotripsy and Disgorge will have plenty to celebrate this time around as the knuckle-dragging gurgles of slam's most barbaric guttural connoisseur marks his territory by throat pissing bile and regurgitated entrails all over, living up to his Joan Jett hit. Ochoa is definitely a divisive performer due to his range (or lack thereof) and one-dimensional style, and while it's befitting of the band's earlier work, it also tends to take away that added element of nuance brought by Matti Way's slightly elevated pitch and ability to hang between those required depths.
Not only does the obvious change on vocals present itself immediately, so too does the musical direction. In somewhat of a stark contrast to its predecessor, The Anomalies of Artificial Origin, the complex structures and groove-laden riffs have been replaced by a more direct and technical approach, and those moments of anticipation trying to calculate the drop don't build nearly as clean as before. There is an undeniable forward progression within each riff with intermingled semi-solos to flesh out the runtime in a more engaging manner, but the combination of Ochoa's vocal work and linear songwriting makes for a rather flat and dull overall product. Aside from "Superior Extradimensional Decimation" and "Paroxysm", most tracks blend into each other, and you're left with a forgettable 25-minute experience -- not particularly bad, but also not enjoyable.
||Written on 18.05.2021 by I'm total pro; that's what I'm here for.|
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