Twisted Minds - Underground Reviews

tisdag 31 juli 2018


Artist: Decrepit Birth
Released: 2017-07-21
Style: Progressive Metal | Technical Death Metal
Runtime: 61:01

Decrepit Birth have returned from a seven year hiatus to deliver probably one of the most devastating technical death metal albums in years, this is one to remember and its so fucking good I can't stop listening to it. Unlike their previous three albums 'Polarity', '......And Time Begins' and 'Diminishing Between Worlds' we see the band take an opposite direction that most would not expect. 

Decrepit Birth have stripped down their style to a more non-melodic brutal and fast as two dogs fucking delivery that leaves you satisfied and your brain brutalizedI personally think it's a brilliant approach, it's a good 'fuck you' to those who found their previous material too melodic and technical. This release will win over some new brutal death fans but don't get me wrong it's still swimming in technical prowess and jaw dropping ferocity enough to maintain its technical death metal fan base. Vocalist Bill Robinson delivers one of the most brutal performances on any Decrepit Birth release, his vocal style has taken a turn into a monstrous apparition of evil sounding amplification. Robinson's vocals have never sounded more brutal than on this release.

The production is perfection, the band rips through all tracks at breakneck speed and it's a whirlwind of brutal bliss. Sam Paulicelli's drumming is simply spellbinding in its blinding fast delivery and all the intricate guitar work is astonishing along with the mesmerizing bottom heavy bass work of Sean Martinez. A lot of the instruments were tracked at different band members personal and other separate studios but it all comes together as a perfectly put together cohesive unit.

Topped off by three cover tracks including "Orion" by Metallica, "Desperate Cry" by Sepultura and "Infecting The Crypts" by Suffocation. The nine original songs just flow with such perfection and fluent delivery you can't help but smile. This is technical death metal at its best and hail the death metal Gods of Decrepit Birth for delivering it unto us.


Matt Sotelo - Guitars
Bill Robinson - Vocals
Sean Martinez - Bass
Sam "Samus" Paulicelli - Drums

Label: Agonia Records | Nuclear Blast
Country: USA



Owner of and writer for Twisted Minds. Combined his love for underground films, music and comics with writing in the 90's. Started tape trading the good stuff around that time when originals of Italian classics by Fulci, Argento, Deodato, Castellari and Margheriti were hard to find. Then came German gore by Ittenbach and Schnaas, Mondo movies and Japanese gore such as Guinea Pig and Men Behind The Sun. Written for Violent Maniacs Cage, Mortados Pages Of Filth, ZFE Films With Attitude, Severed Cinema, Goregasmic Cinema, Pophorror & Extreme Horror Cinema.