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RELEASED ON 9/28/2005
posted on 9/2005 By:
Parasitoid play no frills brutal death metal. There’s not really a great deal that can be said about this eleven minute demo, save for the fact that it’s competent work and fun to listen to, especially if you really love the genre, but I wouldn’t especially recommend this to an outsider. What makes it unusual is some pretty good melodic lead guitar playing that surfaces on occasion, which I felt to be a nice touch, even if it wasn’t totally jaw-dropping. Parasitoid also play some pretty cool rhythms, which is always a plus when the music in question is percussive death metal. There’s a strong Suffocation influence that surfaces when the band plays slower sections and breakdowns.
The musicianship on this release is worth noting – all the members of the band perform with skill; the drummer plays some interesting rudiments, the bass clatters along, and the guitar work is tight and well executed. The compositions are also quite good. The production is perhaps not as forceful as it could be, but it’s still pretty sharp. Nevertheless, nothing on this release is especially unusual or noteworthy; it’s the sort of thing that’s fun to listen to once or twice, and I realize that this release is a demo and probably only hints at the band’s full abilities. It’s just not enough to make me to encourage people to track this down.
I hope that Parasitoid continue to make music, as they obviously have the ability to craft good material. I wouldn’t recommend for readers to any great lengths to track down work by this band, but I wouldn’t suggest that people steer clear of it either. Parasitoid have the makings of a really good band – they just haven’t reached their full potential yet. I’d love to hear more from these guys in the future, and I bet that they will continue to improve.
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