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Psycroptic is a band I got into a few years back when I discovered their excellent second album titled The Scepter of the Ancients, which you've probably heard if you're a fan of technical death metal. The follow up, Symbols of Failure, was also very good, but I kind of lost them after that. I recently checked out their new release, titled The Inherited Repression, just based on the good memories I had from their earlier release, and I can honestly say that I'm glad I did.
In all honesty, this is the album that I wish Decapitated had made instead of Carnival Is Forever, which I will forever perceive as a disappointment and missed opportunity. It's technical, for sure, but not overly so that it removes the groove and enjoyable character from the record. It's 40 strong minutes of relentless, catchy grooves that will have you listening again and again.
The vocals are not nearly as annoying as I found on the new Decapitated album, and the guitar work is as stunning as expected from these guys. The drums and bass are also executed to tight perfection throughout. If you like technical death metal that's heavy on the groove and features just the right mix of brutality and catchiness, this would be just what the doctor ordered. This is definitely an early favorite for one of 2012's best albums.
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