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Review: Weeping Birth - Anosognosic Industry of the I
Weeping Birth
Anosognosic Industry of the I

Label: Conatus Records
Year released: 2008
Duration: 73:29
Tracks: 13
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: December 7, 2008
Reviewed by: Lars Christiansen
Readers Rating
Anosognosic Industry of the I

Rated 4/5 (80%) (2 Votes)

Weeping Birth (nice name... not) are a Swiss Death Metal band that throw in a few touches of melodious blackened wizardry to their crushing sound (thus, I'm thinking 'Emperor' Black rather than 'Darkthrone' Black). The one man vision of Vladimir Cochet has plentiful blasting brutality, bombastic epic sections and huge mid-paced sections filled with multi-tracked guitar melodies all falling over each other to reach your ears first.

However, albums like this always bug me. You know the kind, when there's undeniable talent on show, some awesome riffs, great musical ability... and then they go and use a horrible blasting drum machine and make an album that's near an hour and a quarter long. Now, I'm not the sort of guy that comes from the '5 minute attention span' kind of school either (I'm quite happy to sit and listen to Esoteric's 2 hour double albums in one sitting, for instance), but for music of this nature, this is just too much. It's such a pain in the butt, as if this had a real drummer and about 20-30 minutes shaved off it, it'd be so much more enjoyable. Though, even with the massive distractions of the aforementioned annoyances, the riffwork is completely awesome, leaving you feeling exhausted from such frenetic exuberance and non-stop attention holding trauma. Though there's a lot going on throughout the album, it's all so well put together it doesn't leave you feeling cold from overt technical wanking. It's a good album, but leaves a bitter sweet taste in your mouth thanks to the piss poor drums and insane length.

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