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The Politically Charged Whirlwind Returns!!!! - 100%

Jaxel, May 14th, 2006

And what a return to form. First of all let me address the whole Kevin Talley's replacement. Kevin Talley is an excellent DM/Grind drummer, just listen to Retaliate or Dissent, you'll see what i mean...but, Adam Jarvis is in my opinion a better drummer for this type of music, his cymbals use is absolutely fucking owning on this album, it's weird how the headliner of the band leaves, and the replacement quickly headlines the band , therefore, making this an absolute show for drummers out there!!! And let me tell you, i saw MI live touring to support this album and i must tell you, this is just the beginning of a great political charge message. Now that we cover the drummer semi fiasco (which turned out great) let us start the song by song analysis....

Unmarked Graves - Decent intro with like a radio changing stations, been there done that, but once it all starts what hear are those fucking Jason vocals...oh my fucking gods!!!! he is more aggressive than ever!! is that possible? son of a bitch...the riffing has gotten more of a mixed attitude of grind and death on this song, and let's not even yap about the drumming, superb. Sparky's vocals are sort of used on the third verse, and you will notice that this album is mostly Jason vocalizing. On the middle of the song we get a sort of break of a simple riff and the drumming behind. kinda neat. on to THE song....

Conquistadores - First of all, it means conqueror for those who don't know shit of spanish, and this song is the FUCKING CONQUEROR OF THE ALBUM...this is easily my standout track from the get go, it's speed and aggression with the message we all love/hate. Fuck you imperialism!!! with maniacal speedy drumming this song fucking owns, and the main riff takes the song where it wants to be, enough said....

Outsourcing Jehova - The main starting riff is weird for MI standards, but then it evolves into a kind of punkish riff, owning like a 20 dollar prostitute!! This song is the first quick punch you will find on the album, and as you will notice, this continues on, as my only critic of the album is the short time, yet i go back for more....

Breathing Pestilence - It starts off very good, nothing surprising, the standout moment of this track is the chorus, mainly because its the first song with choruses...second because it is sung on a melodic guitar background, and owning all of MI albums before this one, this is new, VERY NEW, i loved it...i can see how fans can yell shit but oh well, its not like the band doesn't own on the rest of the verses, keeping it ripping.

Meet Reality - Incredible intro!!! simply some punkish drumming then the guitars kick in, with that punk feeling, that always had influenced the band. Progresses into a more death metal riff (how the fuck they do it so easily?!) And they switch back and forth between grind and a sort of NYDM feeling (i get the sense of some Suffocation riffing around, can't quite point it out).

Sensory Deprivation - This song starts very slow....not usual for this band. Then a Solo kicks in, the first solo of the album, and then i noticed, is this an instrumental? no, the song is divided into some sort of 2 piece, being the intro of the song, then the grind attack of fucking HELL!!!!!!! Once it all starts to develop we get a fucking catchy tune, Jason spitting his rage more understandably, then another solo, hahahaha never seen before 2 SOLOS ON A MISERY INDEX SONG!!! This song kicks my ass...!!!!...wait another solo!!! the end becomes sort of a lead after lead maniac mayhem so fucking different from them!!! incredible!!

The Medusa Stare - Exploding on the intro, then switching to a sort of riffing i heard on Pyrexia's Sermon of Mockery, don't know why i think of NYDM and this band ....the start stop riff takes the song to weird places for MI camp. Nevertheless, the anger is there!!! Dying Fetus?! is that a band?????

Dystopian Nightmares - This is a great example of tremendous drumming from Adam, he takes the song to a different level that i think Kevin couldn't do, i don't know, it adds so much depth to the album. The guy won't step put, even in the calmer parts he is disturbingly doing something absurd behind the kit.

Disscordia - Weird, this track is mid tempo mostly all the way...once again those Suffocation's riffs...the song takes the sort of beginning of the end approach, i think it sort of sticks with the album in the sense of bringing some sort of rest for the listener...something this band doesn't do that often *note NEVER*....it's different, call it experimentation, i just call it like it is, a break....

Pandemican - Another brief killer, starting Sparky with the singing taking it to a Death metal dimension....i'm possibly death after all the massacre of grind so this is my least favorite track, altought Sparky sings the shit out of himself, but when Jason kicks in, on some brief parts, it sort of goes back to normal territory. This is easily the song to notice the two vocal approach...

After this i am sold, this band is doing something not so different, but since i love political charged grind, they've put the Disscording note (pun intended) on the genre, to be honest i didn't yapped enough about the drumming hahaha, it's that good...the band is a machine now, unstoppable in my eyes, slaugther ensues......
THIS WORLD IS FUCKED UP and WE WILL HEAR IT ALL FROM THEM!!!!!