Release DetailsLABEL Necromance
RELEASED ON 7/1/2003
posted on 8/2003 By:
Antropomorfia is a band out of Spain that has been around since 1989, and has taken them 14 years to finally release their first full-length effort, Engendro. How they managed to pull that one off, I still don't know. Needless to say, I think that they are about 10 years too late with this release. Not to downplay the power of the music offered here, but for a band playing old-school death metal, there are quite a few better bands out there doing the old-school thing. Had this come out back in the early or mid-90s, I can almost guarantee you that it would have turned a lot of heads. With breakneck speed, crushing breakdowns, and brutality that are something to be reckoned with, Antropomorfia would have been quite the band then. But coming out in 2003, it just seems a little too late. Mainly taking influences from such bands as Cannibal Corpse and Malevolent Creation, Antropomorfia lays down some pretty sick riffs. Speed is the key with this album, with blast beats and double kicks that never quiet. Even when the guitars take a moment to slow down, the drums keep blasting. The guitars ride along with some wicked grooves and brutal tenacity. The vokills are a very gruff growl and it appears that everything is sung in Spanish, although you can't really tell that much from listening to it. Although the music is straight-up old-school death, the album takes odd breaks, like the track "En El Numbre de Dios", which employs the use of gothic keyboards. Shortly after it ends, though, you are flung into the track "Mortal Curacion", which signals the return to death territory. This album is good upon the first one or two listens, but gets a bit old and generic after that. As I said earlier, had this come out 10 years ago, maybe my opinion would be a bit higher in regards to its worthiness - but it's not 10 years ago. If you're a Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation, or Monstrosity junkie, then Engendro might be worth looking into. Otherwise, I'd let this one slip by without shedding a tear.
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