Saturday, January 19, 2013

Katalepsy - Autopsychosis (2013)
I'm not really familiar with "slam" death metal; in fact, this is the first album in the genre that I've listened to, and I think it's excellent. This band sure knows how to write simple, yet brutal riffs that keep you headbanging throughout each song (a la Dying Fetus only heavier). They also throw in a lot of technicality for good measure (borrowing nicely from Suffocation), but technicality is certainly not the focus of the music. Autopsychosis is a monster of an album and its unrelenting brutality might discourage some fans of more traditional death metal, but in my opinion this is a very satisfying, well-constructed album that can appeal to a fan-base outside the slam scene. This is sure to be one of the best death metal albums of the year.

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