Release DetailsLABEL Morbid
RELEASED ON 5/26/2003
Hidden Pleasures of a Nonexistent Reality
posted on 6/2003 By:
Greenfly is a death/grind band hailing from Spain. Most fans of gore metal should be familiar with two of this bands founding members, Ramone (bass) and Dani (drums), as they also shred with the band Haemorrage. Although the band has been around in one form or another they have not seen a full length release until now, with the album Hidden Pleasures of a Nonexistent Reality.
As I mentioned above this album is death/grind based containing lots of fast paced riffs. This is best described in the vain of a brutal melodeath vain. The album contains many harsh, crushing riffs but is not stranger to melody giving some good flavor to the album. The sound often is very reminiscent of American style death metal, which doesn't surprise me as the influence shows with the cover of the classic Death song, "Born Dead". Dani gets the job done on the drums without a problem, providing some fast beats, solid double kicks, and decent fills. The vokills are the one part that I don't really groove on as much. For the most part they follow a barking death growl pattern that becomes rather tiresome. Occasionally they will switch to a higher-pitched sound which is fine with me, but then at times there are some clean vokills that show up behind the growls which come across as forced and out of place.
Overall this CD was decent, but began to slowly wear thin on me over time. The Death cover is alright, but the vokillists' style kind of ruins it for me. Overall the release just never fully clicked with me and seems like something that will pass into the dust caverns in no time flat. Hidden Pleasures of a Nonexistent Reality is worth looking into but not something I'd be first in line to purchase by any means.
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