Release DetailsLABEL Brutal Bands
RELEASED ON 9/13/2002
Dissecting The Angels
posted on 5/2005 By:
Being from the Twin Cities, myself, I was originally introduced to these guys by receiving a random CD-R of theirs after a show one day. I listened and enjoyed, but soon forgot about Incinerate. A little while later, a friend of mine recorded them as part of a school project when they played a live show. Listening to the material he recorded, both of us were completely blown away by how tight their sound was, and how skilled as musicians they were. While this was years ago, needless to say, when I saw this album was available for review, I jumped at the opportunity.
Incinerate play intense and blasting American death metal not unlike Deeds of Flesh, with surprisingly good production. With an array of deep growls, a few higher rasps, and plenty of samples, the band plows through song after song furiously and without restraint. The title track even features a signature sounding bass solo as well as brilliantly written stuttering guitarwork. It's basically everything anyone requires out of their underground death metal - consistently devastating on all fronts and talented across the board. Given the nature of the genre, it's hard to pick and choose track from track, but "The Flesh Shall Rise To Serve", with it's frenzied guitarwork, has enough starts, stops, and general variance to stand out slightly above the rest. "Mutilation of Christ", with it's bass tapping introduction also remains quite memorable, incorporating a mid-pace break and an sinister ringing riff towards the middle of the song before reprising the bass yet again. "Thy Feeble Savior" even uses kind of a hyper-thrash riffing in it's short duration prior to the unleashing of some perplexing and dizzying guitar.
The point is, while Incinerate are blatantly a U.S. technical death band, they're fantastic at what they do, have well-produced sound, and can compete with the best of the best. Seeing as it's been a while since Dissecting The Angels was even released, I'm pretty sure these guys have been working on new material. Considering how talented they were only a few years ago, I'm eager to hear what sort of progression they've made. If you somehow came across this album years ago and passed up the opportunity to buy it, hopefully this review might regenerate your interest and jog your memory. Definitely great stuff geared towards fans of other Brutal Bands and anything from Unique Leader.
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