Corpus Mortale
FleshCraft
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I have a bit of an emotional attachment to Corpus Mortale, their 2001 EP Succumb to the Superior was one of my very early reviews for digitalmetal.com, and exposed me to the Danish style of death metal I had not experienced yet, prompting me to seek out Iniquity and others.  But I lost touch with them until  2007s, A New Species of Deviant, and now after a 6 year layoff,  these  incestuous Danes with bloodlines from The Cleansing, Usipian and Iniquity are back for another assault of chunky, typically Danish sounding death metal. And no surprise, it’s on the magnet for this style, Deepsend Records (Dawn of Demise, Spectral Mortuary, The Cleansing, Offending).

With The Cleansing releasing two solid records of the style over the last couple of years,I have to question  the need of essentially an identical sounding band, but I have to admit I’m a bit of  a sucker for this Danish/Belgian style and sound, as its maybe my second favorite style of death metal after the classic Swedish style, so bring it on

Even though the record was ‘self produced’, various elements were mixed by Jacob Olsen at JBO sound (Panzerchrist, Compos Mentis, Crocell) and Tue Madsen’s Antfarm Studio (Ektomorf, Dawn of Demise, Illdisposed, etc) so this thing sounds fantastic; chunky and hefty with robust guitars and thick bottom end and what I can only term as “Danish”. The song writing is what you’d expect from band with the aforementioned bloodlines and has cues from all the Danish heavyweights  and fans of Aborted will probably find something to like hear with the mix of slightly technical, down-tuned brutality, massive grooves and deep bellows.

It’s nothing world changing or year end list making, but goddamn is it satisfying and delivers everything I want and love about death metal without a HM 2 pedal. All the tracks are sturdy, entertaining numbers that deliver blast beats, thick grooves and no bullshit growls from start to finish. In particular the album’s mid section duo of “Love Lies Bleeding” which plays like Illdisposed with giant balls and the thunderous and  “Enthralled” with the album’s beefiest groove at 2;13  as well as the albums two most brutal tracks “Tempt Not the Knife” and closer “Seize the Moment of Murder”  encapsulate the style perfectly make for some notable track amid the relatively consistent  chug.

Corpus Mortale and Deepsend are the very definition of solid enjoyable death metal and sometimes that’s just perfect .

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Written by Erik T
February 4th, 2013

Comments

  1. Commented by: Deepsend Records

    Damn, just tried to post this to our wall and were put on blast that Teeth are spammers! Wouldn’t let us post this review. I sent a message to the powers that be about this. Hopefully it’s rectified shortly.

    By the way, great review Errik (as always!)


  2. Commented by: Luke_22

    Just recently checked these guys out, and a bunch of other Deepsend bands, and this shit really hits the spot. Chunky and catchy with great production. Might just have to place my order. Also placed a preorder for another promising Deepsend band called Eternal Rest, hailing from Brisbane, Australia.


  3. Commented by: E. Thomas

    Dawn of Demise is the labels best band IMO


  4. Commented by: Luke_22

    Cool, i’ll check them out.


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