1. Throne Of Derision|
2. An Ambiguous Era
3. Hollow Skulls
4. The Endless Void Of Human Hunger
5. Reaching Ground Zero
6. Aberrant Course
7. Methods Of Humanity
8. Let It In, Breathe It Out
9. One Thousand Tongues
Straight away these guys show they mean business on "Throne Of Derision". Brutal tremelo-picked riffs paired with some brutal double-bass work to create a great track, crushingly heavy but full of groove at the same time, while also not skimping on the technicality. Then without a second to waste, the album segues seamlessly into "An Ambiguous Era". Grooves and fantastic off beat riffs are everywhere on this album, with many of the "stop-start" riffs adding to the overall brutality nicely. This is distinctly less technical than some similar bands (Decrepit Birth, Cytotoxin), lacking in sweeps and flashy solos but still containing plenty of rhythm, brutality and groove a la Hour Of Penance or Dying Fetus. The drumming on this album is particularly impressive, every blastbeat is on point and some of the fills are truly excellent. The vocals are raw and powerful and every has a great rhythm to it.
"Throne Of Derision", "Reaching Ground Zero", "One Thousand Tongues" and "The Endless Void Of Human Hunger" are all tracks I've found myself coming back to again and again, and while this is not as instantly accessible or memorable as other bands in the genre this album has definitely grown on me.
In summary, this is a promising first album from a band that has much to show the world of death metal, this will not be for everybody but fans of brutal/technical death metal will enjoy. These guys have shown once again that Greece is a force to be reckoned with.
For fans of: Dying Fetus, Hour Of Penance
Irreverence is out now on Brutal Bands
Now that I've dealt with this I'll have a couple of live reviews for y'all in the next couple days and then my feature for Hellfest 2013. Stay metal fuckers. Peace!! \m/