Neurogenic
Ouroboric Stagnation

Well this one was well worth the wait as Comatose presents a really good one with Neurogenic, an international technical slam death super group (If there is such a group. These guys are it and there are a ton of guest musicians on this).Featuring Marco Pitruzzella of Six Feet Under/Sleep Terror/Anomalous handling the drum work which is absolute chaos. Marco’s blast work is on point throughout this debut effort. Vocalist Matteo Bazzanella of Italy’s Indecent Excision delivers some of the best guttural vocals and his vomitous range is on display with this album I am beyond impressed with how well this album is considering how spread out group is.

Ouroboric Stagnation opens with “Absorption of Oblivion”.  A two minute blur of tempo changes and unbelievable sick fretboard work by Vlad Melnik from Derogation. Neurogenic also features Anton Zhikarev from Fleshbomb on bass. Listen to those harmonics! “Subdural Breeding” rolls and blasts through with relentless aggression and fury and has a cool bass break trill. If you like tracks that hit like a jackhammer then these guys are for you. This one features Brian Forgue from Syphillic. The leadwork by Melnik towards the end is quite well played and there is even a tinge of some jazz at the end. “Immersion” the third track features David Suzuki from Vital Remains and opens with a Beneath the Massacre styled guitar run. “Endless Outrage” features some guest vocals from Mallika from Abnormality. “Vortex of Uncreation” opens with some solid groove parts and some very catchy riffing and breaks into almost into a dissonant section that reminds me a bit of Gorguts.  Jeff Hughell from Six Feet Under lends his talents on this one.

The production on Ouroboric Stagnation is top notch.  Everyone has spacing between them and this makes for a very intensely satisfying listen. “Soul Enthralled” features guest vocals by Danny Nelson from Malignancy. ”Spirited Bloody Emesis” is another example of Melnik’s unique ability to be all over the neck and also come back to solid and catchy slam sections. The title track, “Ourboric Stagnation” sticks to the similar formatting of most of this record. Sick blasting and tempo changes galore. “Eternal Path of Enslaved” closes this one out and feeds no need to slow down. There is enough break between the slam and the technical aspects of Neurogenic to make this debut album a real shredder.  This is a really well played and memorable debut and I look forward to see where these guys go from here as far as pushing the musicianship. Pretty top notch across the board.  You probably shouldn’t listen to this if you have a heart condition. I could see this material giving some seizures.  If you are a fan of Disgorge or Putridity then Neurogenic will be right up your alley.

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Written by Nick K
August 10th, 2016

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