Septycal Gorge
Erase the Insignificant


3.0
good

Review

by East Hastings USER (9 Reviews)
June 6th, 2010 | 15 replies | 6,436 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A solid, if somewhat redundant album from talented Italian tech-death metallers.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Septycal Gorge are an Italian death metal band formed in 2004, featuring members of Necrotomia, Blasphemer, and Corpse***ing Art. Erase the Insignificant is their second full-length, while the band has released an EP, a demo, and a split since 2005, as well as their first full-length, Growing Seeds of Decay in 2006. On Erase the Insignificant, the band is comprised of:

Mariano - Vocals
Diego - Guitar
Los - Guitar
Claude de Rosa - Bass
Davide Billia - Drums

Erase the Insignificant is a pretty standard fare tech-death record, complete with insane guitar riffs, a drummer that seems to either have mechanical arms or need medication, and a vocalist that sounds both evil and constipated. The album is pretty short, clocking in at about 30 minutes, yet can maintain your attention for most of the duration.

The songwriting is fairly decent; the songs seem progressive in nature. While instrumentally they are demanding, at times they seem redundant, since some of the guitar riffs and drum parts are similar. Granted, working within their genre, the band's music is gonna sound similar, yet this seems to a problem most modern tech-death bands suffer from. The production value is great, despite the lack of bass in most songs (shocker). However, the only glaring problem with this album is that it's a little bit generic. The drums pound away, the guitar riffs shred, and the vocalist growls his face off, but somewhere throughout the LP you feel that you've heard this before, and you're right: you have. However, this is not to say the album is without its redeeming qualities: "Lobotomia" features riffs that seem to melt into another, and create quite a brutal song. "Psychotic Redemption" includes good uses of pinch harmonics, minor key riffing, and trilling, while the drums alternate between blast beats and 16th notes on the bass drums. The fade-in during the beginning of "Aprioristic Discharge" creates an eerie effect, and the drumming is top-notch, with good tremolo riffs (the band really likes trem picking), and "Forgotten Faces of Human Prism" features a badass drum fill in the intro. The transition from instrumental "Elegy for the Wretched" into closer "Speeches of Inadequacy" is also quite cool.

Overall, the album is not bad, yet it is not great. Pick it up if you want a brutal slice of tech-death pie, complete with Necrophagist-style guitar riffs, Behemoth-like drumming, and completely indecipherable growls. Hopefully the band will pull an Hour of Penance and take their flaws into account to create a great album.



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East Hastings
June 6th 2010



4391 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This is my second review; criticism is welcome and encouraged. I'm sure i left out some stuff, so I might edit it at some point next week.

ShadowRemains
June 6th 2010



20252 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sounds decent, might check this out

good review

East Hastings
June 6th 2010



4391 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thanks. It's really not as bad as I made it seem, it's just that this same album has been done so many times. I forgot to mention that the transition between instrumental track "Elegy for the Wretched" into "Speeches of Inadequacy" is really cool.

ShadowRemains
June 6th 2010



20252 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Dryden gave this a 4, must check out :D

East Hastings
June 6th 2010



4391 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Hahaha. Enjoy. Lemme know if you agree with my review after you listen, if you could?

ShadowRemains
June 6th 2010



20252 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

k, will do

avatar is win, BTW

East Hastings
June 6th 2010



4391 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Hahahaha thanks dude, I saw it a few months ago and forgot until I uploaded a new one. Yours is quite beastly, I must say.

I AM NO MAN

ShadowRemains
June 6th 2010



20252 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

NO MAN CAN KILL ME


fuck you Eowyn

East Hastings
June 6th 2010



4391 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

LOTR FTW OMG WTF LOL

ShadowRemains
June 7th 2010



20252 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

holy shit! drumming in this is fuckin insane

East Hastings
June 7th 2010



4391 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I know, it hurts my brain to listen to :D hahaha it does get a tad repetitive..but it is a good aspect of the album.

Dryden
June 7th 2010



12928 Comments


rooo roororroooo

East Hastings
July 16th 2010



4391 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

rahrahrahrah

TheyTookErrJobs
March 22nd 2011



283 Comments


"and a vocalist that sounds both evil and constipated."


Made me laugh

Shuyin
February 2nd 2012



11180 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

m/

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