Existential Disconnect

I have been looking forward to reviewing this since reviewing last year’s reissue of their 2017 album Domain of the Wretched.   I was highly impressed with the meticulousness of these sick slamming death weirdos from Christchurch New Zealand.   Existential Disconnect does not disappoint and the bar has really been risen with their 2019 effort Existential Disconnect.

Organectomy waste zero time clearing their throats and throwing out some high class gurgles and slams right off the bat with the track, “Severed from Humanity”.  One of the more noticeable changes from their last album is I would consider this less of a “slam” death metal record and more of a “stomp, squeal and feel” approach to the songwriting.  I mean this as a compliment as it sounds like these guys are coming into their own style within this genre which is not exactly an easy thing to do.

As I said earlier, last year Unique Leader reissued the group’s 2017 debut release, Domain of the Wretched  I was quite impressed with how experimentally arranged it was.  Existential Disconnect follows up the same footsteps with a plethora of memorable movie samples throughout that you will be google searching before you are half way through the album. “No Solace in Ascendance” is probably offers the biggest contrast to the rest of the material on the album with a very nice build and tempo to it that breaks from the norm of the rest of the album with a clean tone arppegiated intro that segues nicely into some incredibly heavy guitar work.  Guitarists Ashton Moore and Sam McDavid really do a nice job building into most of the breakdowns on the album.  For the most of the breakdowns on this are pretty creative and tasteful and not you know, the whole song. “Catastrophic Intent” is a great example of this.

This album is a step in the right direction for Organectomy.  They have a bright future ahead of them and am looking forward to seeing them on this year’s bloodletting North America Tour. Unique Leader continues to be one of the best Death Metal labels in the world for this type of well-produced, technical death grind. I would say that anyone that is a fan of Disgorge, Putridity, Defeated Sanity or Iniquitous Deeds would be into this.   If anything this should satisfy appetites of fans of this genre until the new Disentomb comes out which is also on Unique Leader. 2019 continues to be a fantastic year for Death Metal releases.  Do not let this one miss you.


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Written by Nick K
July 3rd, 2019


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