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Review: Fleshwrought - Dementia/Dyslexia

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2010
Duration: 32:56
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: October 24, 2010
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 2/5 (40%) (8 Votes)

Fleshwrought is a Death Metal project by Navene Koperweis of The Faceless and Jonny Davy of Job From a Cowboy. This seems like something put together by the guys to have a bit of fun on the side. They throw in a bit of experimentation – various sound effects for the most part – in there, the kind of stuff that jumps out of the speaker unexpectedly and throws the listener into a "what the fuck?" experience. Loosely translated, I just said that those little tidbits don't fit in here very well... Yeah, yeah, I'm close-minded. Bite me. More like I'm not much for useless gimmicks. There are however some cheesy 70s-style electronic effects that made me smile because they reminded me of those annoying shorts they use to play on TV when they had a few minutes to kill between two shows.

As for the music, well, it's more-or-less technical Death Metal and it's hit or miss. A few interesting, pretty fucking heavy parts are interesting for what they are, but even though this is under 33 minutes in length, it's very repetitive and seems much, much longer that it actually is. There's also nothing here that you haven't heard before. The vocals alternate between growls and a more screechy (and annoying) style. It would have helped things a little if Jonny had stuck to the growls. Bottom line, I don't really see a point in this album. Stick to their main bands' releases.

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