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The 3-song demo from 2006 with San Diego’s Cephalotripsy was the first thing I heard with them, and it made me interested in this band. The sound was kind of cryptic - a bit technical and fast, but with extremely brutal breakdowns. My expectations for the full-length CD was really high, but when I heard it I got pretty disappointed.
The guitar riffs consists of 95% palm muted power chord chugga-chugga slam riffs, all ending up sounding pretty much the same. Sure, the sound is clean, but that doesn't make the music more interesting. The songs are just built with a new riff after new riff etc, and you can hardly hear any difference between the songs at all. The tempos are too low, it's all down-tempo and breakdowns and that over-use just takes away the brutal effect of a few breakdowns here and there.
The drumming just follows the guitar riffs, mid-tempo double bass, with ride bell following the riff patterns. A few gravity blasts and snare rolls á la Brad Fincher (ex-Devourment) are used, but not with accurate or clean execution.
The only thing that really stands out with this album is the vocals by Angel Ochoa - some of the lowest guttural vocals I have ever heard, with a few squeals here and there. The song titles and lyrics are absolutely incomprehensible, what does Uterovaginal Insertion of Extirpated Anomalies mean anyway?
Anyhow, I don't want to rip TOO much on this album though, since some days it's pretty decent to have a listen to, if you want some really mindless and simple slam death metal. Cephalotripsy sounds basically like Devourment, but less blastbeats and variation, because Cephalotripsy uses absolutely no variation. And they don't come close to being as brutal as Devourment is...
Cephalotripsy's "Uterovaginal Insertion of Extirpated Anomalies" is very repititive, unoriginal and ultra-slow. A little more variation, more unique sounding riffs and higher tempos, and I would absolutely love this band. They have the potential, but they're not quite there just yet. Fans of really EXTREME brutal slam death metal would probably like this album though.