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Review: Spawn of Possession - Incurso
Spawn of Possession

Label: Relapse Records
Year released: 2012
Duration: 52:32
Tracks: 9
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: April 25, 2012
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
Readers Rating

Rated 3.67/5 (73.33%) (15 Votes)

First things first, that's some cool album artwork right there. It looks like Gyorg from Majora's Mask is being summoned via your typical necronomicon wielding nutter, awesome. This is Spawn of Possession's third full-length and their first with Obscura shredder Christian Münzner in tow (trust me, it shows). Technical death metal fans should find something to catch the waterfall of saliva pouring over their chins.

Yes this is some rather masturbatory technical death metal, and is similar to Obscura's latest album. Obviously I'm not the biggest fan of this style, but this isn't as bad as I was expecting. Whilst it is very wanky, there is a good share of actual riffs that hit their mark well enough. At least they don't take things to the extent of acts such as Braindrill or Necrophagist. The mix is pristine as per the genre, and everything you'd expect from said genre is here.

Those who are going to want to listen to this will know exactly who they are, and in all fairness to Spawn of Possession there are some good ideas to be had here, as well as some good riffs. I'd much rather listen to this than the latest Gorod wreck. For those curious I'd recommend checking out "Deus Avertat" which is certainly the finest number on the album. Fans of technical death metal need this, for anyone else I'd avoid.

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