Dying Fetus - War Of Attrition
Quite some changes for a band, but nonetheless it doesn’t affect the tightness and brutality of the latest offering at all. Opening with “Homicidal Retribution”, the band makes pretty clear what they’re about. Brutal hyperspeed technical death metal with hardcore-esque breakdowns combined with thrash-riffs. Of course with the occasional synchronized guitar-tapping on both guitars and bass.
While at Stop At Nothing the boundaries of speed were touched every now and then, the band proves to be capable of more on War Of Attrition. Faster and more aggressive seems to be the task John Gallagher gave his bandmates. Production-wise the new album makes a huge leap forward, a wall of sound belts out of the speakers with a machinegun-like-rattling put underneath it by drummer Duane Timlin. Everything sounds perfect.
The machine-like perfection at such high speed probably leaves first time listeners thinking songs like “Parasites Of Catastrophe” are not even played by human, but completely done by computers.
An amazing album that will please a large number of extreme metalfans and will apply to mathcore fans too. Given the fact that everything has been put up a notch, one is left wondering though what the next album will sound like….
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|DemonDust on Wednesday February 28th 2007 20:00|
|I will check this one out, although I think they'll wont succeed in surpassing Misery Index in my opinion. You'll see soon!|
|Carn on Friday March 2nd 2007 10:54|
|neat-o, still have to hear it but I cant see a reason why I wont like it :)|
|Ce-El-Wan on Friday March 2nd 2007 19:50 Score: 88%|
|I thought Retaliate was awesome, but Discordia dissapointed me. And I thought Stop At Nothing was a bit too slick and not memorable enough, but this one is great again. So I call it even between MI and DF with a slight edge for MI because of their Dissent EP.|
|DemonDust on Thursday November 22nd 2007 11:09 Score: 90%|
|okay, this is probably the nicest death metal album I heard this year. if only they would make their stage appearance more interesting...|