- Band / Artist Deadly Remains
- Genre Death Metal
- Label Deepsend Records
- Year 2012
- Format Album
While different bands like Necrovation etc, come up with great albums, California's Deadly Remains, a band formed in 2006, decides not to stay far behind. With their "Severing Humanity", they portray a solid Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse worship. This album is ultra brutal with high level of chops and technical prowess on display, yet not much technical wankery. The opening song "Apocalyptic Birth" is a solid piece. The song contains sheer nastiness and their crazy, corkscrewing riffs bringing great chaos in it. The song "Cosmic Necrosis" introduces a Primus style bass slaps along with some heavy, guttural vocals. The bass style is twitchy and brilliantly jazzy. Apart from this innovation, the band brings across the quasi-flamenco guitar in the song "Instincts Of Flesh", spaced out jam session in "Scriptures Of Foreign Tongue" and an intricate bass-work in "Equilibrium Obsolete".
While Deadly Remains provides us with a great generic brutality and adequate amount of technicality, it also gives us a negative side with poor song writing. Some songs are a bit dull. But majority of the songs display utter brutality and sheer amount of technicality. Another bit of issue would certainly be the vocals, which seemed a bit monotonous in songs like "Home Invasion". There's no room for variation and also no effort to make the song lyrics understandable. Songs like "Home Invasion" and "Human Trafficking" seemed to bring the increasing graph of this album a bit down. The vocals quite seemed to hold back the music at times. But the bassist, Chris Dericco, is certainly one promising musician. He's ever so audible, with such intricate pieces of bass-work in some songs, greatly supportive with the riffs and shares his interesting details in the song and makes it highly listenable. The guitar work of Ian Andrew and Josh Kerstone is much appreciated and greatly impressive. They never take the foot off the brutal pedal pummeling and brings a considerable amount of chaos in the songs. Their album art also has an ancient brutality embedded in it. Enough to be the potential album art of the year.
The album might not be a blowing-off material, but they are not a mellowed down wankery of some amateur fools. They certainly possess great talent and deserves a watching. "Severing Humanity" delivers us a pleasant enough brutal distraction. Brutal tech-death pyramid's top spot would be their's if they couple song writing with the amount of awesomeness they already portrayed through this album. People who love their brutal death, can do much more than just listening to them. I would certainly be eager for their next work.
Good album, decent technicality and gamuts of brutality, just the way Brutal Death Metal should be!
She female from Kolkata having a strong love towards Death Metal. Currently, she is doing Computer Science engineering. She started listening to legends like Deep Purple, WhiteSnake and Pink Floyd as early as when she was just little kid.
In the meanwhile, exploring this arena made her to like more underground forms such as Old school death metal and has formed immense love towards it. She admires and loves music and despises pseudo-genres and trend, having a special love for Indian Music scene and have firm belief that they would go a very very very long way towards success, in the years to come!
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