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Review: Imbrue - Cado Datur Verbs
Cado Datur Verbs

Label: Necromance Records
Year released: 2005
Duration: 40:49
Tracks: 9
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: March 7, 2007
Reviewed by: Lars Christiansen
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Rated 2.33/5 (46.67%) (3 Votes)

This is Imbrue's debut foray into the already crowded Spanish scene of Brutal Death Metal, with only an EP from 2001 to their name thus far. To give you an overview of the major percentage of their sound, it wouldn't be unfair to say that 'Cado Datur Verbs' would sit incredibly comfortably next to pretty much anything released on the Unique Leader or Unmatched Brutality record labels, with churning, pounding brutal rhythmic blasts crashing from my speakers like some unspeakable atrocity loping menacingly toward you with thunderous footsteps, drooling glutinous liquid, hungry for its next kill (yeah… just been watching Alien on DVD).

And kill Imbrue do, with striking touches of melody and ingeniously linked riff-work all constructed to the do ultimate damage. If Imbrue were a boxer, they'd be Mike Tyson in his prime, laying all contenders to waste in their path. There are some really weird riffs patterns spattered here and there, utilizing a fantastic sense of dynamism similar to say Deeds of Flesh, with the trademark twangy bass-work and relentless kick-drums smashing into your ribcage and adding an embryonic air of professionalism to the sound, bettering 80% of the bands trying to break into the scene nowadays. The throaty vocal work is of a high quality also, and really adds a sense of unbridled rage to explosive tracks like 'Nothingness is Her Smile' and the album opener 'Exitus'.

All in all, if this CD managed (as it did manage) to keep me away from playing my Spawn of Possession, Beheaded and Psycroptic CD's for a week or so, you know that Imbrue must be doing something right.

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