Plasmoptysis
Breeds of the Malevolence


4.0
excellent

Review

by Anthracks USER (14 Reviews)
March 18th, 2010 | 11 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Rookies Plasmoptysis don't bring anything remarkably new to the genre, but they do provide some refreshingly excellent brutal death.

In a year that harbors the prospective release of brutal death metal's most anticipated album (Chapters of Repugnance), it behooves aspiring bands to make haste in putting out material. First of all, no one wants their band to be completely overshadowed by a titan when trying to make a name for themselves. Secondly, the brutal death crowd is so starved for Defeated Sanity's new album, that chances are they'll consume anything even remotely resembling the band to tide them over, so the probability of actually being heard is much higher. It seems that many such bands have elected to take this strategy in 2010, and for Indonesia's Plasmoptysis especially, it has paid off.

From the murky depths of obscurity (or Indonesia, whatever you will to call it), Plasmoptysis have put their best foot forward and assaulted the brutal death metal audience with a surprisingly well crafted album likened to their compatriots Jasad, Bleeding Corpse, and Asphyxiate. I say “surprisingly well” because it isn't so often that a brutal band is able to put out a great debut, much less one that exhibits the sense of maturity that Plasmoptysis have with Breeds of the Malevolence. Like their country-mates, Plasmoptysis adopt a general style in the vein of their most prominent influences Suffocation and Disgorge, but moreso than their fellow countrymen, the band injects their own trademark into this flavor-of-the-month type of death metal (Disgorge worshiping). This trademark of sorts, as far as that goes, is most exemplified in the riffing which, while there is still some room for improvement, is an exhilaratingly unique and fluid take on brutal death riffing and easily the best aspect of the music.

The album is only about twenty minutes of music (excluding the bookend samples which take up a few minutes), but it makes up for its length by being one of the most energetic releases in the entire genre; that is to say there isn't much slamming going on at all here, which, by all means, is a welcome deviation. Up there with Extreme Violence's Ecstasy in Pain and Disavowed's Perceptive Deception, it will be a difficult task for any band to surpass Plasmoptysis this year where energy is the sole criterion.

Breeds of the Malevolence is an outstanding release for such a young band, and has done much to propel Indonesia into being one of the most exciting countries in the export of brutal death (along with Greece, Italy, Spain and the United States). With it, Plasmoptysis have commanded the attention of the brutal death world, and if they should be so lucky to have a healthy band line-up (not so common in the genre), they are almost guaranteed to follow through with an illustrious career.



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Anthracks
March 18th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

review brings nothing remarkably new 2 the genre

the actual first great brutal album of 2010

Digging: The Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World

combustion07
March 18th 2010


5420 Comments


Sounds good

Zip
March 19th 2010


5312 Comments


Love the band name but I'm not a big fan of brute death.

Anthracks
March 19th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah you stay away buddy

EBTCardMania
March 19th 2010


512 Comments


I checked out a few songs and it's definitely awesome.

rasputin
March 19th 2010


14555 Comments


From the murky depths of obscurity (or Indonesia, whatever you will to call it)

haha awesome

good review

Wizard
March 19th 2010


19641 Comments


brutal death crowd is so starved for Defeated Sanity's new album

So you and your buddies? hahahahaha jk

Excellent review. Since you name-dropped Disgorge, I think I should check this out.

Digging: Ash Borer - Cold of Ages

couch
March 19th 2010


311 Comments


Dude I'm so fucking starved for Chapters of Repugnance!

I gotta say I love reading your reviews as I can completely agree with you on this one (on being that it was an energetic debut). I look forward to hearing from this band in the future, as (hopefully) they will only get better.

bloozclooz
March 19th 2010


1770 Comments


although i do love brutal death in spurts, it can get tiring, that's why Defeated Sanity never really stuck with me.

i'll be sure to check this out, though, because i like hearing debut material

EyesoftheAborted
October 22nd 2010


6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Awesome Brutal Death, plasmoptysis are a force to be reckoned with in the genre. Though i don't get the other reviewers calling this slam on some sites, its not really slam at all.

Anthracks
October 23rd 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

No it's not slam...there are a couple parts slightly resembling slam but it's not enough to put the band in the genre. This album is also far too energetic and frenetic to be slam.



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