Release DetailsLABEL Neurotic
RELEASED ON 11/6/2007
A New Species Of Deviant
posted on 11/2007 By:
I've been struggling to find a more creative way to bring to you the essence of Corpus Mortale's A New Species of Deviant, but I repeat failure in every attempt. So I'll be quite blunt. Corpus Mortale is deep, dark death metal from the swamp pits of Denmark that thrives on beefy, muscular rhythms interlaced with intricate and precise riffing. All of today's kid bands making a living on chugging away on their low end need to take heed; Corpus Mortale shows how to properly utilize the bottom chunk without redundancy and demonstrates that there are more than two or three strings on your guitars.
Overcast. Imagine attending an "underground" metal concert that is actually underground...in a deep mud pit of a cold swamp in Denmark. It is dark and saturated, and a light snow falls. Tree roots explode from the eroded soil walls & creep downward to find stable ground... Playing in such a venue would certainly contain the sound to a higher degree, which the production here does. It is focused and tight, but I do have to turn it up louder than many other recently released discs to get the desired pulpifying effect.
Solid and varied enough to distinguish song A from song B, and 100% death metal from beginning to end. No "core" influences, no breakdowns, and no clean choruses or spoken word passages. If you are a death metal purist who appreciates true skill, then you will find value in this. If for some reason you don't, I suggest suicide.
In case you haven't figured it out yet, Corpus Mortale embody proper utilization of their chosen tools in application to the dark arts. One of the best sounding units as a whole I have heard in quite awhile...maybe since... Iniquity?
Repeat Offenders ®
"Postmortem Rape"- I can't help but think of a runaway 18 wheeler, jake-braking furiously & decimating everything in its path on its way down a hill. The anchor cable they are using for a low B string contributes to this image significantly.
"Scorched"- Warped and drunken intro leads the way to memorable descending dark harmonies.
"Cold Earth"- Low end facial tenderization from all angles. By the end, you've had a seat in the cold bog and you're covered with red snow.
"Erosion of the Flesh"- The official second coming of the mighty Iniquity.
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