Thursday, March 8, 2012

Beneath The Massacre - Incongruous

I am trying not to rag on bands so much. Especially Canadian bands. But BTM's Incongruous just doesn't inspire my praise. Monochromatic death grunts over hyperspeed technicality completely devoid of any sense of melody. Yes, it's fast. Yes, it's extremely technical and executed brilliantly but it lacks any sort of soul. It's more of a simple display of chops than songs. The only times it slows down long enough to catch a breath is for mindless breakdowns. Incongruous has to be the biggest misnomer of 2012 thus far. Every song sounds completely interchangeable. I couldn't identify one from another if it was "Matrix-ed" on to my cerebral cortex. Is the title supposed to be sarcastic? Doubtful. If you were all about lightning fast riffs and drums, unintelligible grunts and growls and (admitted) brutality, Incongruous should do the trick for you. But if variation, a touch of melody and perhaps some breathing room sounds more like your style of death metal, steer clear.

If you want, the album is available now from Prosthetic Records.

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