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Mutant Supremacy - Infinite Suffering

Mutant Supremacy - Infinite Suffering - 45%

Alex_P, January 2nd, 2011

Mutant Supremacy’s Infinite Suffering starts off with a series of riffs and blast beats, and I’m thinking that this will be a pretty decent old school death metal album. Then the vocals start, and you can tell these will be a problem. I’ll say it straight up: the vocals on this album are terrible. The lower growls are unimpressive, but could be ignored. The screeches, on the other hand, are embarrassingly bad. If I hated extreme metal and wanted to imitate harsh vocals, this is the method I’d choose. It’s like listening to a goblin gargle at you, in an angry way. The drumming is inoffensive but uninteresting, relying on double bass and blast beats and not presenting any interesting fills. I can’t comment on the bass, other than to say that I can in fact tell that this band has a bassist.

It’s a shame, really, because throughout the album there are some really cool sections: the intros to “Morbid Dismemberment” and “Extinction”, the first 30 and last 45 seconds of “Epitaph” (including an absolutely killer sample) and the chorus to “Soaked in Hell” (minus the vocals) as well as about a dozen other moments all vouch for this album. And that album art is absolutely killer.

Essentially, Infinite Suffering consists of a series of decent to excellent old-school riffs impeded by some significant flaws. Maybe you disagree with me? Check it out here (, hyperlinked in original), and feel free to.

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Death in the Raw - 84%

atanamar, October 1st, 2010

A good death metal album will power you through many an unsavory situation. An excellent death metal album will also engage the senses when you don't need to take the world by force. Infinite Suffering is such an album, an engaging confluence of riffs, rhythm, attitude and ingenuity. This celebration of anger, retribution, desecration and death proves that the old ways are still the good ways. You don't need to trawl the the metal waters and cook up a schizophrenic genre gumbo to hit the spot; just serve death in the raw.

Mutant Supremacy reek of Incantation's musty miasma and assault you with a rolling cadence redolent of Morbid Angel. Any way you cut it, Infinite Suffering emits the comforting fetid aroma of early American death you'll recognize and appreciate. Finely reticulated riffage forms the backbone of this “mutant beyond control.” There are memorable and distinctive riffs at every turn, with an astounding amount of rhythmic variation soaked into the noxious atmosphere. Excellent solos waft high above the mix and feature quite a bit of demonic mojo.

Sam Awry's vocals display a satisfying sneer and evoke a bit of John Tardy's garrulous eccentricity. The lyrics make for quite an entertaining read, rhapsodizing about the repulsive end that awaits us all. “Morbid Dismemberment” is the only track that really steps over the gore threshold, detailing the acts of a grave robbing interior decorator. A few choice moments offer singalong opportunities. The chorus of “Extinction,” in particular, compels me to scream “Onward, onward, to death” into the faces of Times Square tourists.

Robert Nelson's drumming is fluid and perfectly reflects the loose, organic meter of these songs. The lively rhythms never slip into sloppiness as they swirl and swerve below the guitars. The production on the album is arid and unoffensive, letting the putrescent olfactory assault of these tracks shine through. Infinite Suffering stands up well to repeated listens, and I don't think any fan of the old school would regret adding this to their collection.

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