Title: Emetic Communion
Label: Chaos Records
Release date: 06 August 2021
Format reviewed: High-quality Digital Recording
Since August appear to have so many good releases i have decided to keep choosing bands and material for review that was released in that month, and up next on the list was a debut album from the American band Decrepisy. Emetic Communion was released on the 6th of August, and I think I did read somewhere that the release is limited to 500 copies, so better have quick hands if you are interested.
“Dissipating Form” is first to roll around in quite the menacing manners with an eerie background noise and spoken woman sample. Possibly from a movie? As soon as the music starts you can just hear that this is a quality band and a quality release. The meaty sound along with the nice mix of natural sound and quality production make it happen so that the changing pace and feel of the song never sounds out of the ordinary, never makes you feel lost or out of hand. Which is quite the accomplishment considering the fact that this particular track doesn’t necessarily have a red threat throughout. The title track, “Emetic Communion” makes you truly wonder if this band is influenced by Slayer, but then again, who isn´t? It´s a pleasant thing to listen to; the parts with the vocals are usually the more simplistic parts of the track, and where the vocals are silent the band takes the musicality off road a bit.
“Embodied Decomposition” takes off into a slower pun beat vibe before slowing down when the vocals come in which appears to somewhat be the formula this group is sticking to. Interesting riffs take turns which makes them able to make traditional death metal interesting. This was the first track I realized clocked in over 6 minutes, and that was when I noticed that the previous tracks were all in quite the lengthy category. Songs in such lengths have a risk of becoming boring if not done correctly, however obviously that is not the case here, I didn’t even notice anything. “Abbatoir of Sorrow” has another eerie intro, almost like church bells after a bad concussion. It has that doomy feel to is, being heavy and melodic before picking up the speed. Even if it picks up speed though, t still sounds slow…almost like trying to walk fast in a pool of gelatin. “Anxiety Womb” is the last in line, and introduces a synth intro. It´s only two minutes long and sounds like a very menacing video game soundtrack or something from the Terminator movies. An interesting end of this album.
The only thing I had to go on when starting this album was the other August releases had not been a letdown, and it sure as hell isn’t starting with this one. The true element of American death metal is present, almost like a progressive death metal band without the odd time signatures. Good production, good riffs, and tasty patterns by the drummer. Long ass songs? You bet, and it works. 8/10 Julia Katrin
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