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Review: Natu Sabverata - Existing to Ensure Your Destruction
Natu Sabverata
Existing to Ensure Your Destruction

Label: Heaven and Hell Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 59:23
Tracks: 15
Genre: Death/Grind


Review online: December 15, 2009
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 2.56/5 (51.11%) (9 Votes)

Well, this is something else. Natu Sabverata are Death Metal at the core, but mix in a good dose of grind and a sizable dose of hardcore, making for a very uneven release full of surprises – some good, some bad. Overall I must say the album annoys me, containing a bit too much gimmick and ‘core stuff. Sometimes a good number of listen will let that sink in, but that didn't work here – I just grew more impatient with each list. The tendency to "go groove" didn't help matter either, the passage from "furiously fast Death Metal riffage" to "groooovy baby" not really coming out too natural (to be faire, I have yet to see a band that can pull this off.) The core-ish vocals are particularly irritating, and so are the more guttural vocals used at times (so guttural that it doesn't sound like there are any words in there.) Some more "standard Death growls" are used, and they should have stuck to those. They throw in a few spoken passages here and there which aren't too bad, though the last three minutes of the album are all talk, which may be a bit much for most people to digest in one sitting (this is supposed to be a music album, right?) "Slay the Nazarene child blablabla…" – We've heard it all before.

On the good side, most of the songs are fairly decent despite almost all of them having some annoying gimmick of various origins ruining the mood. There is some cool guitar work at play here, razor-sharp style, just ripping the hell out of the speakers. But this doesn't save the album from trying to be too much of many things, with the end result being something completely disjointed. I expect that from a compilation of multiple bands' work, not from a single album by one band. Those more inclined toward grind and hardcore are more likely to like this than I did, but I can pretty much guarantee that the more Death Metal-oriented crowd won't find much to love here.

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