Portugal’s Analepsy return with their second full length album Quiescence. Having been five years since their last release it is quite immediate that the production values and song writing have both stepped and slammed up.

Opening things up with “Locus of Dawning” the guitars fade in with some cool layering and harmony. I can hear some Suffocation undertones. The guitar work of Marco Martins and Calin Paraschiv is meticulously tight. There are enough technical elements mixed with pummeling riffs and blast sections and pinch harmonics.

“Impending Subversion” is one of my favorite tracks. Their ex-drummer who plays on this Tiago Correia does an excellent job with his blasting and footwork on this. The lead work throughout the album is incredibly solid. I do not think I have stopped headbanging yet.

“Elapsing Permanence” is one of the best circle pit songs on the album and features guest vocals from Wilson Ng (Facelift Deformation). The production on this is incredibly tight and crisp. Really one of the finer slam death metal albums I have heard in a while. “Accretion Collison” bats clean up and is so pummeling I am not sure how to measure the slam slugging percentage, but I must be off the charts high. This one of the more technical tracks on the album. Reminds me of a mix of new Pyrexia with some older Disgorge. There are two additional songs on the album with guest vocals, “Stretched and Devoured” and “Spasmodic Dissonance.”

“Fractured Continuum” is also quite sick. Check out the video. There is not really anything to dislike about this album. The production and song arrangements crush. If you are looking for something incredibly brutal and in the vein of Dying Fetus, Pyrexia, and Suffocation Analepsy will be right up your alley. I hope that they tour United States to support this album would love to see how these tunes translate live. Go ahead and order this one right now. Enjoy.

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Written by Nick K
June 2nd, 2022


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