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Abominable Putridity - Parasitic Metamorphosis Manifestation review



Reviewer:
6.5

21 users:
6.71
Band: Abominable Putridity
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
06. Paroxysm
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.


Rating breakdown
Performance: 8
Songwriting: 5
Originality: 4
Production: 8





Written on 18.05.2021 by I'm total pro; that's what I'm here for.


Comments

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18.05.2021 - 09:16
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Tage Westerlund
Wellcome back on creation front, our lost boy.
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19.05.2021 - 04:37
Coconut Racecar

As a huge fan of Brutal Death and Slam, I personally love this album. Although it has gotten worse reception than the previous both on this site and various other places I've seen it, I'm still totally in love.
It has everything I want from a Slam album, such that I'd even rate it above their previous. It's that punchy relentless aggression with no nonsense that makes me love this style of music. Just like with B-Horror movies, if I wanted a work of art I'd watch a triple A movie. I don't care whether or not there's talent, I don't care about solos, I don't care about originality, I just want the energy that gets me through the day.

Uniqueness and talent are great things for a BDM/Slam band to have if they do it right, but sometimes, it feels either forced or like the band is taking themselves too seriously in a genre that isn't.
If I were to give an example of something that sounds forced, I'd say 1:14 of "Heartless Whore" by Intracranial Putrefaction. Out of place, unnecessarily melodic, and attempting to be different when the majority of the album isn't, and is perfectly good otherwise.
On the other end, I'd say 1:45 of "Scorched Birth Policy" by Splattered. It builds in to it beautifully, it fades out in to something not quite Brutal Death, but still fitting, and continues on to end on the same note of brutality that it began.

Abominable Putridity's last album had a lot of personality, fitting melodies, and absolute top tier "build" toward slams that almost teases you with the energy until that sweet head-banging release. But it also doesn't feel as "dark" or gritty as their latest effort, and that's a huge part of what has me loving this new album even more.
Angel is an awesome addition, and because I just fucking love gargly guttural toilet vocals, I am over the moon that he's joined Abominable Putridity, and I hope he stays.

I love the review, happy to see more Brutal bands getting love here.
Sorry for the huge spiel, but this is both an album and a genre I'm super passionate about. Wanted to share a little of my thoughts on why I've been listening to this album on repeat a lot, lol.
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19.05.2021 - 14:33
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
Damn. That was a strong review.

My hope dried finishing 1st para.
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20.05.2021 - 04:02
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Coconut Racecar on 19.05.2021 at 04:37

As a huge fan of Brutal Death and Slam, I personally love this album. Although it has gotten worse reception than the previous both on this site and various other places I've seen it, I'm still totally in love.
It has everything I want from a Slam album, such that I'd even rate it above their previous. It's that punchy relentless aggression with no nonsense that makes me love this style of music. Just like with B-Horror movies, if I wanted a work of art I'd watch a triple A movie. I don't care whether or not there's talent, I don't care about solos, I don't care about originality, I just want the energy that gets me through the day.

Uniqueness and talent are great things for a BDM/Slam band to have if they do it right, but sometimes, it feels either forced or like the band is taking themselves too seriously in a genre that isn't.
If I were to give an example of something that sounds forced, I'd say 1:14 of "Heartless Whore" by Intracranial Putrefaction. Out of place, unnecessarily melodic, and attempting to be different when the majority of the album isn't, and is perfectly good otherwise.
On the other end, I'd say 1:45 of "Scorched Birth Policy" by Splattered. It builds in to it beautifully, it fades out in to something not quite Brutal Death, but still fitting, and continues on to end on the same note of brutality that it began.

Abominable Putridity's last album had a lot of personality, fitting melodies, and absolute top tier "build" toward slams that almost teases you with the energy until that sweet head-banging release. But it also doesn't feel as "dark" or gritty as their latest effort, and that's a huge part of what has me loving this new album even more.
Angel is an awesome addition, and because I just fucking love gargly guttural toilet vocals, I am over the moon that he's joined Abominable Putridity, and I hope he stays.

I love the review, happy to see more Brutal bands getting love here.
Sorry for the huge spiel, but this is both an album and a genre I'm super passionate about. Wanted to share a little of my thoughts on why I've been listening to this album on repeat a lot, lol.

I was expecting a response from our local bad taste guru and I appreciate your take.

There is definitely much to be enjoyed here from a purely slam perspective, and for many people who listen to this niche sub-genre, it's probably up there with the best albums of the year. I won't knock that opinion even though I don't share it, as I think can be gleaned from my review , I was hoping for something more akin to their 2012 opus. It felt unique compared to its peers, whereas this comes across as something more easily lost and forgotten.

As for the seriousness of it, I agree and disagree for the same reasons you listed. It's a self-flagellating genre by its very nature but that doesn't preclude some from trying to infuse some legitimacy to their own interpretation, much like how black metal eventually spawned near-parody artists that would establish themselves as the most engaging in the scene. Slam should foremost make the listener feel like their brain is melting through their eyes from the sheer brutality and intensity and over-the-top instrumental theatrics, and that is accomplished here without question, but personally I look to that as a foundation that has been proven capable of being improved upon -- ironically by the same band that released this album.

Mostly I'm just happy that you have another album to add to your top list and that an album of this style is even getting comments on a review on this site, because Metal Storm isn't exactly noted for being a go-to location for bdm/slam discussion. I've only been touching my toes in the scene this year but if there's anything you'd like to recommend I can see to it that it gets some front-page love.
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20.05.2021 - 06:02
Coconut Racecar

Written by Troy Killjoy on 20.05.2021 at 04:02

Written by Coconut Racecar on 19.05.2021 at 04:37

As a huge fan of Brutal Death and Slam, I personally love this album. Although it has gotten worse reception than the previous both on this site and various other places I've seen it, I'm still totally in love.
It has everything I want from a Slam album, such that I'd even rate it above their previous. It's that punchy relentless aggression with no nonsense that makes me love this style of music. Just like with B-Horror movies, if I wanted a work of art I'd watch a triple A movie. I don't care whether or not there's talent, I don't care about solos, I don't care about originality, I just want the energy that gets me through the day.

Uniqueness and talent are great things for a BDM/Slam band to have if they do it right, but sometimes, it feels either forced or like the band is taking themselves too seriously in a genre that isn't.
If I were to give an example of something that sounds forced, I'd say 1:14 of "Heartless Whore" by Intracranial Putrefaction. Out of place, unnecessarily melodic, and attempting to be different when the majority of the album isn't, and is perfectly good otherwise.
On the other end, I'd say 1:45 of "Scorched Birth Policy" by Splattered. It builds in to it beautifully, it fades out in to something not quite Brutal Death, but still fitting, and continues on to end on the same note of brutality that it began.

Abominable Putridity's last album had a lot of personality, fitting melodies, and absolute top tier "build" toward slams that almost teases you with the energy until that sweet head-banging release. But it also doesn't feel as "dark" or gritty as their latest effort, and that's a huge part of what has me loving this new album even more.
Angel is an awesome addition, and because I just fucking love gargly guttural toilet vocals, I am over the moon that he's joined Abominable Putridity, and I hope he stays.

I love the review, happy to see more Brutal bands getting love here.
Sorry for the huge spiel, but this is both an album and a genre I'm super passionate about. Wanted to share a little of my thoughts on why I've been listening to this album on repeat a lot, lol.

I was expecting a response from our local bad taste guru and I appreciate your take.

There is definitely much to be enjoyed here from a purely slam perspective, and for many people who listen to this niche sub-genre, it's probably up there with the best albums of the year. I won't knock that opinion even though I don't share it, as I think can be gleaned from my review , I was hoping for something more akin to their 2012 opus. It felt unique compared to its peers, whereas this comes across as something more easily lost and forgotten.

As for the seriousness of it, I agree and disagree for the same reasons you listed. It's a self-flagellating genre by its very nature but that doesn't preclude some from trying to infuse some legitimacy to their own interpretation, much like how black metal eventually spawned near-parody artists that would establish themselves as the most engaging in the scene. Slam should foremost make the listener feel like their brain is melting through their eyes from the sheer brutality and intensity and over-the-top instrumental theatrics, and that is accomplished here without question, but personally I look to that as a foundation that has been proven capable of being improved upon -- ironically by the same band that released this album.

Mostly I'm just happy that you have another album to add to your top list and that an album of this style is even getting comments on a review on this site, because Metal Storm isn't exactly noted for being a go-to location for bdm/slam discussion. I've only been touching my toes in the scene this year but if there's anything you'd like to recommend I can see to it that it gets some front-page love.


Fair enough, can't say my perspectives are objective, I just feel the genre as a whole is about delivering energy. But you're absolutely right of course, nothing wrong with bands trying to do something different or having an actual display of talent.

Recommendations? Oh boy, lol.

[Castrensis - "Framed Living Bust"] would be the first, one of my very favorite BDM bands. Unfortunately, they split up because I believe it was their drummer that passed away.

[Syphilectomy - "Malicious Despoilment"] very similar in sound to Cephalotripsy. Outstanding album.

[Ophiocordyceps - "Irreversible Acid Variation Of The Atmospheric Composition And Production Of Corrosive Anhydrides For The Human Respiratory System"] Lol, the song name. Something I love about this band in particular is that they're very same-y slam, but they also have this unique feel that doesn't sound forced.

[Defleshed And Gutted - "Anatomic Decreation"] Extremely aggressive, but very groovy slam.

[Deracinated - "Reeking Accumulation"] Basically Abominable Putridity 2.0. Same vocalist from the first album. Very simple band, but they punch super hard, and I love it.

[Mass Infection - "Oath To Nothingness"] This one is more Death Metal than BDM, but I'm just going to recommend anyway in case you haven't heard. These guys were one of the first BDM bands I discovered back in the days of MySpace when they were just starting out, and I love seeing how they've evolved and refined their sound.
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