The lead guitars on this album are almost worth the price of admission alone and evoke just about any feeling you can think of, and sound even jazzy at times. The days where fretboard masters such as Chuck Schuldiner, James Murphy, Trey Azagthoth, Bill Steer, Michael Ammott, etc challenged all the young death metal freaks of the world to step up their shred game. The sonic elements of this album really stand out and are critical to the albums overall aesthetic. BLOOD INCANTATION - Slave Species of the Gods (OFFICIAL VIDEO). Interdimensional Extinction by Blood Incantation, released 04 September 2015 1. The album bridges furious and heavy parts with cheap ambience in an amazing amount of spots where it isn't earned or necessary; again, doing things for no reason. In comes Blood Incantation. This however is a sick track in its own right. The songs? It was good but it wasn’t near as incredible of an experience as I read in, what seems to be, every single article about the band. A lot of the ambience presented to fill space comes off as amateur and actually hurts it deeply, and this is because I believe ambience should be earned and come from somewhere through good writing, however, when ambience, "feeling," is just thrown at you because "that's the theme," it doesn't necessarily mean it works just because it's there. Gradually voyaging outwards on slithering worm-like motions, riffs are filtered through segments of self-examination and mutation where they cycle and through and touch on particular facets their own construction, altering note placement and phrasing to draw out their full usage. Its almost like being on a roller coaster ride one second then experiencing a dirge the other second. At least they maintain consistency and originality. The ensuing transition between ‘Nespithe’-apropos riffs, towards “Invocation of the Continual One”-esque lava before a slick-as-fuck flip towards ‘Here in After’ riffs and beyond… that confident whipping of riffs for the first 4-5 minutes of the final song is where Blood Incantation really pull out all of the stops to the point that it begins to sound like they’d intended the song to be an education, or a ‘greatest riffs’ of death metal, plucked from history and sent into space as an Arecibo message for the continuation of death metal beyond humanity. The next three tracks are more straight-to-the-point. There's fast riffs and slow riffs, there's very immediate visceral ones and more subtle cerebral ones meant to carry the momentum of the song. They explore soundscapes that reflect death/doom in the style of dISEMBOWELMENT, an idea they would further develop in their side project, Spectral Voice, and they use speed in crushing patterns that call back the thrashy and very technical sound of Coroner and Voivod. This is a great sounding record with a clear and crisp production. An instrumental track, this track largely features a guitar melody that conjures up the feeling of isolation one would feel when they are at their most loneliest. There is so much meat to each song, all being performed by these fantastic musicians. Attribution: One minute we are riding the waves of otherworldly progressive death metal and all the deliciously unorthodox musicality that comes with this, and then I find myself listening to a riff that belongs on a Fen album and the spell is broken, normality returns. The musicianship on the album is truly spectacular, but it is how dynamic the songs are on Starspawn that elevates it from merely showcasing the musician's abilities to putting those abilities in service of memorable songwriting. The album has everything one might look for in a death metal record. There is no doubting Blood Incantation’s ambition and ability to execute a vision. It always moves around organically, it’s a style that recalls The Chasm and their twisting scifi ways of old. Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in 1280 x 960 resolution or higher. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that track 3, “Inner Paths (To Outer Space)”, at points, strongly resembles Death’s “Cosmic Sea”. I had never listened to the band before, I heard some people mention them, but I had never cared to check them out or to inform about their story. The band brought all that fancy heaviness for the intro, the groovy and phaser-effected riffs, and more. They sound more creative and interesting whereas song titles on this second album (Inner Paths to Outer Space, Awakening from the Dream of Existence to the Multidimensional ....etc) seem uninspired, as if they came up with them off the top of their heads right before they finished the album. The lead and solos that start in the 14 minute mark on the final track is my favorite lead section, even that songs feels stretched to tearing. You’d expect Egyptian melodies based on the title of the song, and the sound is perfect for its intro, leading to more striking riffs and pitched harmonics. “Caught between the empty fields of time I mean, I complained about the length of it, but those four songs all have something special that puts it miles ahead of most albums that came out this year. After hearing their wonderful 2016 release Starspawn, I was quite weary of whether the band could live up to the success of their previous incantation with Hidden History of the Human Race. As mentioned earlier, these guys really know how to write technical/progressive death metal like no one else in the genre then or now. Real tongue twister that one and it takes a lot of unexpected turns along the way, however it’s all for the greater good and it’s a fantastic closer. Here I do get some Nile vibes of old at times which is cool and gets my motor running but not at full gas like the opener did. The drums pull off some complicated maneuvers here and there. Blast beats, fast double bass, good production. The track has a perfectly placed synth interlude between its different movements that is evocative of soundtracks on classic John Carpenter films. No band had ever created an album since at least 1995 that had gripped my soul and my mind like the works of Morbid Angel, Death, and Autopsy. For how dense much of the album is, Blood Incantation nonetheless pull the rug out from under the listener with atmospheric track “Meticulous Soul Devourment” which might well require someone to get a tissue for the Eye of the Universe. The mix is very classic-sounding, and will not irk the more traditionalistic metalheads whatsoever. The length might be an issue as well, with the band not really giving this one much of a chance to really showcase it’s chops with a thirteen minute epic to open this and an instrumental cluttering up the running time here, but these are all trife problems that aren’t all that worrisome. Despite having a solid death metal foundation and sentiment, this album could have lived up to its title in so many other ways if it borrowed more from groundbreaking 90s metal bands like Cynic, Atheist or Pestilence, for example. You're gonna love it! Song titles aside and Morbid Angel worship riffs aside, what's most important here is this band's music, and for the most part this is a great album musically-speaking. The biggest disappointment of Gorguts’ ‘Obscura’/’From Wisdom to Hate’ era is the fact that death metal did not follow in the wake of these albums, instead finding itself swallowed by deathcore, slam, and brutal tech-death of the Suffocation school. The heavy parts are heavy. I do not feel as if I was brought into their vast and mysterious void; I feel more like I'm watching a Youtube video about outer space while I COULD just be looking at it through a telescope. The tapestry of cosmic riffs and solos on display is interwoven with clean guitar licks that wouldn't sound out of place on a 70's psychedelic prog album, as well as tasteful use of doomy funeral dirges that place the listener in the depths of outer space itself. One of the negative things about this album is certain parts of these songs (excluding Inner Paths) drag on for too long. The talking parts also needed to be scrapped entirely; blank passages that you can't hear and that contribute absolutely nothing. The most interesting moment in the track is the synthesizer interlude incorporating sequences similar to Pink Floyd's On the Run. The rhythm guitar here is strong. I remember reading an interview with one of the guitar players not too long after this was released and he said something along the lines of "Man, I'm in this metal shit for real, I don't fucking wear nice clothes or have short hair. There are enough hints in "Hidden History..." to suggest that they might do such a thing. It might well be the most important death metal album in years, and is certainly one of the best debuts that I can think of. A song of this length may intimidate some listeners, especially considering the style of death metal that Blood Incantation plays. They do absolutely nothing to contribute to the music here and border on the point of a possible accusation of improvisation, and as such, appear as take-one demos or rough studio cuts. Denser chords stab and dig in arrangements of sharp, semi-alien geometry providing a network through which off-tone lead hydras twist and flail, exploring the spaciousness implied by their impeccably written patterns. The clean guitar sections that are slower add a fun space feel. The songwriting is impeccable on this release, incorporating countless unexpected changes that are able to masterfully hold the listener's attention. I just don't think that four songs really cuts it after three years. There would be more speed, heaviness, and aggression, but also more prog and psychedelia. The track really blossoms when the acoustic guitars come in accompanied by gongs and tablas, taking the track in a psychedelic direction. What a great start and already I think this is the best song I’ve heard from the band. If you're looking for something original and really evocative, get it! As instrumental as it may be, it also sounds like a long interlude. Paul Riedl and Morris Kolontyrsky pick a wide variety of riffs to both centre songs and deform any sense of comforting repetition. I’m sure this album will have broad appeal and will appear on many “Best of 2019” lists (both inside and outside of the metal scene). The good news is that things ramp up with "The Giza Power Plant". It is an album that rewards repeat listens: while the riffs are fantastic throughout, many of them do not stick around for more than a few seconds, whirling past you like space dust at lightspeed. This music is not an escape from reality but rather a quest for transcendence by searching for its hidden truths. Is it breadth without depth? It’s unbearable, crushing and demoralising – which, one would presume, means it achieves everything they wanted it to. Which brings me to the way this album feels as a whole artistic vision. They have the talent, but do they have the vision? Yes. Nonetheless, I’m sure the anxious energy that goes into following a band’s debut is absolutely palpable. I was invested in this album before I'd even heard it. The latter two songs are more problematic. It didn't feel natural that it was that long. It sums up everything you are about to hear on the LP within the first 4 minutes of its nearly 13-minute runtime, and it still provides 9 more minutes of pummeling and oppressing death metal ambience. What I will say is that perhaps the boldest choice in terms of the album's organization was to open with what could almost be described as a heavily extended “overture" (over a third of the album's run-time), with “Vitrification of Blood (Pt. But ‘Hidden History,” a record of rebellion and freedom, does not emphasize that struggle. Both guitarists home in on a particular set of tonal coordinates but carefully diverge at key moments with subtle counterpoint, exploring a wide range of possibilities across the scales. There is solid use of pinch harmonics. I can’t fault it, yet it somehow sounds less than the sum of its parts. The thing that's really important to take into account is that this is very much OSDM in style, but the substance of their sound isn't just a gutless retread. It would not be until 2016 that they would release their first work, the outstanding Starspawn. This outfit is a prime example of dedication, passion and deep understanding of the technical and emotional aspects of death metal. loading... Search: Advanced search Submit. But I also wish the band had more tracks and toned down on their longest ones…, While hype can ruin certain forms of art, whatever they may be, on occasion the hype is deserved. My final impression with Hidden History of the Human Race is that it ends up being an album that takes you through passages where the music simply stops sounding raucous and ends up turning into pure harmony. Considering how many people complaints can be heard about how death metal has itself trapped in corner (get it?) Having already mentioned the Schuldiner-esque instrumental “Inner Paths (To Outer Space)” – which, by the way, has one of the best riffs on the album at the 4:27 mark – I now need to devote quite a chunk of text to the 18-minute beast that is “Awakening From The Dream Of Existence To The Multidimensional Nature Of Our Reality (Mirror Of The Soul)”. It’s slightly better knowing the ideas are more original than the alien or the absurd Anunnaki mythology and conspiracies. I’m not only devoting a paragraph because it requires a chunk of text to relay the amazing title, but because I would happily pay the price of the album for this song alone. It will certainly be interesting to see where the band goes from this release. I guess it seems like I've just been heaping endless praise on this album so maybe I got to get a little nitpicky here in an attempt to be fair and objective. As mentioned, that might be due to the production rather than the player. For all of the hyperbolic blather I could throw at Blood Incantation none of it could soften the shock a side-by-side comparison of ‘Starspawn’, a muddy but brilliant take on Timeghoul‘s sound from members of Spectral Voice (see: ‘Necrotic Doom‘, 2015), and this well-polished, varietal, and thuggishly heavy second record. And speaking of this song and how long it is, its long title seems a bit uninspired and contrived. I want to continue straight into what I believe to be the album's biggest flaw, again focusing on its main theme and atmosphere, to me the most important part of any record. While they show affinity for tech death, BDM, death/doom and even occasionally subtly hint at melodeath, more than anything this is very much rooted in an OSDM sound. Maybe making them a little lower-end would some beef that's lacking from the bass. Help; Rules; Forum; FAQ; Support Us; Add-ons; Username Password Login. Take for example The Giza Power Plant, where the song transitions seamlessly from a technical yet slamming mosh riff, to the sandy plains of ancient Egypt, and then into a psychedelic cosmic passage all within the span of about two minutes. The dedication to riffcraft certainly shines through, and Starspawn is an absolute triumph of all that is awesome about death metal. It won’t stick in your head beyond flourish and deathly tic but it will plant itself directly around the cerebellum and feed tendrils along the edges, quickly taking control and acting as your newest, shiniest Rosetta stone for the world of classic death metal’s continually evolving central languages.

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