Deeds of Flesh
Inbreeding the Anthropophagi


5.0
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Review

by Anthracks USER (14 Reviews)
October 24th, 2009 | 29 replies


Release Date: 1998 | Tracklist

Review Summary: yo i herd u like da deedz

Deeds of Flesh need no introduction, well at least they shouldn’t. They are absolute monarchs on the brutal death metal scene and have influenced just about every brutal band, whether directly or indirectly. The main difference between them and their throne mates (Suffocation and Cannibal Corpse) in terms of influence, is that the bands that try to mimic their sound don’t come very close. Then of course there is the fact that both bands presumably influenced Deeds.

Inbreeding the Anthropophagi (ItA) is Deeds of Flesh’s second studio effort, and I’ve found that it’s the most love it or hate it item in their catalog. ItA has the band elaborating on Trading Pieces’ sound while increasing the technicality, but also has them shedding most of the obvious Suffocation influence that was displayed on its predecessor. The structures of the songs are utterly tempestuous. As it stands, this album is unparalleled in terms of chaos within the genre. The riffs change and evolve at a schizophrenic pace and it can be hard to keep up on initial (read: the first twenty) listens. However, this isn't to say that the album is unmemorable.

Erik Lindmark’s riffing isn’t quite as catchy as it would become on later albums, but by no means are the riffs low quality. The riffs, as on any Deeds album, are as good as any riffs can possibly get in brutal death metal; you’re getting the best of the best here. The thing that turns most people off of Deeds, as far as I know, is that Erik usually only confines himself to three separate types of riffs (and maybe because there aren’t any solos…until their latest album), which almost implies that there is no variation in the riffs. I find that each riff is easily discernible, but I suppose it’s a matter of how much you put into the band, though the same can be said for many bands out there.

ItA employs more high vocals than any other Deeds album. When they are used the result is usually an infectious one-liner. These are easily the most memorable parts of the album; which is to say that there is just about no melody to be found here. What this album will have you doing, is spontaneously bursting out into lines such as: “BRING YOUR CHILDREN, LET ME KILL THEM,” almost characteristic of how they are used in the album. I don’t know of any other album that had the power to make me sing about murdering children, so that alone is noteworthy.

The only negative thing I have to say about the album is that there is only 26 minutes of new material; Gradually Melted was lifted off of Deeds’ first release of the same name. It should be noted that the entire essence of the album is perfectly captured in the 83-second opener End of All, which would be ideal in gauging interest. ItA has a healthy portion of the better tracks in Deeds’ discography which keeps it at the top of my list, not only within their discography, but within the entire genre.

Highlights
Feeding Time
Infecting Them With Falsehood
Ritual of Battle



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Anthracks
October 24th 2009


3759 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Inbreeding the Anthracks

constructive criticism plz

Digging: Radio Moscow - Magical Dirt

DBlitz
October 24th 2009


1690 Comments


However, this is by no means an unmemorable album.

but by no means are the riffs low quality


good review

Anthracks
October 24th 2009


3759 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

thanks chap, fix't it

Si1v3RfaNg
October 24th 2009


817 Comments


Damn Anthracks... didn't know you wrote this good. Nice job. Pos'd.

myhigherpie
October 24th 2009


3027 Comments


I haven't listened to this, but their last 3 albums are fairly impressive.

I'll check this out.

jingledeath
October 24th 2009


7104 Comments


Good review, I need to get into this band but I'll probably start with either Path Of The Weakening or Crown of Souls.

Anthracks
October 24th 2009


3759 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

ya this isnt the best place to start. that would either be Reduced to Ashes, Path or their newest...though their newest isnt similar to anything else in their catalogue

Wizard
October 24th 2009


19519 Comments


We've been waiting for a while to hear you jerk off about this band Anthracks hahhahaha. Really good review and I want to get into these guys. Is this the best place to start?

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Anthracks
October 24th 2009


3759 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

well i figure that the three i mentioned in my above post would be easiest, but those three are considerably different from each other as far as im concerned. i would say Reduced to Ashes unless the drum sound turns you off.

Wizard
October 24th 2009


19519 Comments


I own some horribly produced albums were the drums sound like tin cans. I'm sure these guys will knock my socks off!

Anthracks
October 24th 2009


3759 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i love tin can/popcorn drums so much that it isnt healthy

Wizard
October 24th 2009


19519 Comments


You would love Panopticon then hahaha.

InHumanForm
October 24th 2009


316 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

great album, it's wierd how this is technical and then they slowed down, and now there technical again on of whats to come. lol

couch
October 25th 2009


311 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Great review man. also reduced to ashes is an excellent place to start, or PotW.

ENTER MY DEN AND I WILL PEEL OFF YOUR SKIN


InHumanForm
November 17th 2009


316 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

No deeds album is a 5 IMO, except Reduced to Ashes comes pretty close

InHumanForm
January 2nd 2010


316 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Alright this finally won me over, one of the best bdm albums ever

Anthracks
January 3rd 2010


3759 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

good to hearing

witchxrapist
January 3rd 2010


11044 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I love the slap bass breakdown "Infecting Them With Funky Freshness"

Anthracks
January 3rd 2010


3759 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

get out u false fan

witchxrapist
January 3rd 2010


11044 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Get out of my dreams and into my car~



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