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Looking for a neck exercise? - 65%

autothrall, November 25th, 2009

Disentomb is an explosive, brutal death metal act from Australia who have issued this 2 track sampler demo as an omen for the destruction to come. They create a very punishing, busy style which reminds me of extreme USDM acts like Deeds of Flesh and Severed Savior. Beneath the carapace of chugging and grunting the band actually has the ability to develop some hypnotic grooves.

That said, I enjoyed one of the tracks here more than the other. "Gutted" is packed with momentum, from its blasting exterior to the sweeping arpeggios, and the riff that erupts at the :50 second mark is insane as it transforms into a molten pit groove. "Subterranean Burial" is denser and arguably the more brutal track, but there were no hooks which burrowed under my skin.

'A sacrifice presented, one marked for burial
In this subterranean chamber his screams will serenate
Lowered into the pit, the soil begins to consume
Echoes spread through the architecture of the tomb'

The promo truly sounds punishing, so if you're looking for a neck exercise and a fan of 'the more brutal the better' death metal, then this is a band you should be checking out. Again, this is just two tracks...it's a promo release to get their name out there. We'll have to hear what the band can offer with a full-length release. If the material has the quality of "Gutted", then sign me up.

-autothrall
http://www.fromthedustreturned.com