Decrepit Birth
Polarity


4.0
excellent

Review

by Gorification USER (3 Reviews)
July 27th, 2010 | 144 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Diminishing Between Worlds 2.

I’ll begin this review by telling you that if you didn’t like Diminishing Between Worlds, Polarity won’t change your mind. It’s a very similar album. However, if you did enjoy Decrepit Birth’s sophomore album, chances are you’ll enjoy this.

Polarity begins the onslaught with probably the best song they’ve ever written, Ignite the Tesla Coil. A soft introduction starts the song and then it gets right into some technical riffing and plenty of double bass. It then dives down into a heavy, grinding riff (reminiscent of their first album, …And Time Begins) that leads into another soft section. This band can be quite visceral, but they usually keep a melodic sensibility throughout the album. The song begins to build back up, giving off an epic feel. In fact, this entire album has a sort of epic atmosphere to it, almost as if it could be the soundtrack to the beginning and the end of the universe; beautiful, mysterious, and chaotic. Unfortunately, Ignite the Tesla Coil is the only song to have this kind of variation. The rest of the album doesn’t differentiate much but the album remains strong simply because of quality songwriting. The riffs are imaginative and memorable and Polarity can be quite a fun ride. It’s possible for this album to slip right past you on the first listen, so a few listens may be required to truly appreciate this.

The guitars are, of course, awesome. It’s as if they never run out of badass riffs to throw into the pot. Sadly, the bass doesn’t seem as apart of their music as it was on their previous outing, but it’s still mixed up there well enough to where you can hear it and there are a few nice bass lines. Bill Robinson, a hobo who lives on a state park and grows weed for a living, is the vocalist. His vocal attack is a mid-range death growl and it stays that way, not really changing. He isn’t very noteworthy as a vocalist, but he’s not bad either; he just doesn’t add much to the music. KC Howard, the drummer, certainly has chops. However, his most common solution to going along with the music is double bass, double bass, and more double bass. Because of this, I question his creativity. He did do something quite remarkable on track three, The Resonance, though. Close to the end of the song, an evil riff chimes in. The second time it comes around, he begins a start/stop rhythm with the kick drums, complimenting the riffs perfectly. I’m not a drummer, but I’m pretty sure that isn’t easy to do. The skill is there, he just needs be more creative.

This release can’t compete with Diminishing Between Worlds, but it’s still a worthy addition to their discography. I highly recommend this album to anyone who was a fan of their previous album or any technical/melodic death metal. Give it a try.


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lobby
July 27th 2010


1251 Comments


Dude, you gave it a 4.0, we know its going to be good, dont spend half the review telling us the faults, we dont care. Just get on with what it is, and why we should get it.

Not sure if i should get this. Need some new DM I guess

dr2den
July 27th 2010


1342 Comments


meh

jingledeath
July 27th 2010


7104 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this was kinda boring, might lower my rating.

Gorification
July 27th 2010


1124 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks for the advice.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
July 27th 2010


17225 Comments


my review will be up in the next couple of days. great album

Gorification
July 27th 2010


1124 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

if you liked the previous one, you'll like this one. i mentioned that in the review.

TBliss
July 27th 2010


987 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Definatley will check this out. Good review, looking forward to RedSky's review also.

Shredzilla
July 27th 2010


501 Comments


DB didn't disappoint at all with this album. It is quite good. I might do a review.

dr2den
July 27th 2010


1342 Comments


might check this out later. not too interested at the moment.

HumanGenome
July 27th 2010


195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good album, bad review

krig9412
July 27th 2010


794 Comments


For a first, not bad. The biggest problem is you assume we have all heard Decrepit Birth's new album. It's fine to mention that it sounds similar to their previous album (oh god it does) but assume we haven't heard it. That way you'll do a better job of describing their sound. Welcome to sputnik

toolguitarkid
July 27th 2010


265 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

on the first song and its the mother fucking shit.

Gorification
July 28th 2010


1124 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks for the tips. advice is welcome.

DeafMetal
July 28th 2010


8588 Comments


Your final summarizing paragraph is too repetitive. Other than that, nice review. Can't wait to check this out.

ShadowRemains
July 28th 2010


21364 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

i've never really taken the time to check out Decrepit Birth, tbh.

dryden thinks they're meh, which makes me suspicious.

DeafMetal
July 28th 2010


8588 Comments


The album art is a turn-on.

destroyer1326
July 28th 2010


11 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i shall give this a listen in the next couple of weeks.
when i get the time.
i did enjoy Diminishing Between Worlds so i look it.

couch
July 28th 2010


311 Comments


really goddamn boring, why don't they stop the wank and go back to an ...and time begins sound? blech.

toolguitarkid
July 28th 2010


265 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ehhhh....the rest of this isnt as good as the first song. but still impressive.

buddhaabdi
July 30th 2010


104 Comments


Love it, if you dont your musical taste can go down the drain. No technical equals shit.



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