Posthuman Abomination
Transcending Embodiment

Hang on, let me grab my Comastose Music and Italian brutal death metal review template and paste in here….

[Insert brutal album name here] is the debut album from  [insert band name here], hailing from [Italy], featuring current and former members of  [insert other brutal death bands from Italy here] and deliver exactly what you’d expect from a 2018 Comatose Music brutal death metal band…

I kid of course, but I think you  get the point. With ex and current members of Devangelic, Corpsefucking Art, Septycal Gorge and Natrium, there is zero surprises as to what Transcending Embodiment delivers , which will please fans of Comatose, brutal Italian death metal and brutal tech death metal in general, but does little else.

This is as by the numbers  and predictable, yet competent and genre-rifically tight and brutal as it gets. It’s tightly played, well produced/mixed (provided by Davide Billia of every other Italian brutal death metal band ever) , expertly rendered and covers all the bases in regards to blasting, squealing, pinch harmonic,  chugging, growly brutal death metal. Samples and expected song titles like “Systematic Ecophagy”, “Apocatastasis”, “Planned Obsolescence” and “Transcending Embodiment” deliver what you think you would get from such song titles, even if less gore obsessed and a little more sci fi/cyber based. Vocalist  Lorenzo Orrù is indistinguishable from the  967 other vocalists in the style, but it fits the genre perfectly as all before him, and the many to come.

9 songs 31 minutes, with nary a moment that stands out or does anything that breaks the genre mold, Transcending Embodiment is Comatose Music and Italian brutal death metal literally in a nut shell. Granted an unoriginal and uncreative nutshell, but a solid, genre box checking nutshell that will appease fans of both. It’s right in line with other Comatose 2018 albums by Flesh Hoarder, Aborted Fetus or Wurm Flesh,  and that’s fine, but I prefer when Comatose bands are just a little different like the recent Abhorrent Deformity.

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Written by E. Thomas
October 25th, 2018

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