Autaric
Demo 2009


4.0
excellent

Review

by The Writer Ov This Review USER (50 Reviews)
December 11th, 2010 | 14 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist


Autaric is a four piece death metal band based in Regina, SK. Naturally with this being a demo one would expect the sound quality to be very hit or miss, but in the case of this demo the production is very good, in fact it wouldn't be far off to say that it is one of the best sounding demos I've had the pleasure of listening to. Even though it isn't extremely difficult to guess some of the bands influences they show enough originality that it doesn't turn into a problem.

Autaric plays death metal in a very speedy manner. The demo runs just over 12 minutes but somehow Autaric manages to churn out an alarming amount of memorable moments. The only thing that could possibly be complained about is how quick it ends after you press play. This is an excellent quality for a band to have. If Autaric ever releases a full-length with music up to par with what is featured on this demo they will have a high class album on their hands.

Some of the guitarwork featured is nothing short of impressive and it is clear when listening that the guitarists have the art of writing a riff mastered. The melodic style of the leads blends extremely well with the chaotic sound that the rhythm drives to the listener like a baseball bat to the skull. Some of the more intricate guitar sections really give the demo the boost it needs in terms of overall sound. The solo featured on the track "Seeds Sewn Of Humanity" is nothing short of orgasmic, more moments like this definitely wouldn't hurt. Overall the guitarwork throughout creates an epic feel that is sure to give this demo plenty of replay value fans of the genre.

In terms of vocals the band incorporates two styles. One of which is a high pitch scream that pierces each time the vocalist opens his mouth. When these screams are meet with the deep growl it makes for a very effective sound. Although what was described above may not sound like anything groundbreaking the screams used sound unlike most that have been used time and time again by other bands they have a certain strain to them that makes them sound very unique.

The drums sound great and are played with a great deal of precision. They hold down the rhythm perfectly and there really isn't one thing to complain about regarding them. Constant blasting isn't a problem because of how often the timing is switched up throughout the short playtime. Overall everything goes together very well and the action of every instrument seems to be well thought out. On occasion the bass is audible. On the song "Vile Temptress" it makes an appearance and the result is superb. Unfortunately moments like this don't pop up more often, it isn't a major flaw but giving the bass a bit more time in the spotlight wouldn't have hurt at all.

Overall this band has the chops to hold their own against some of the more well known bands in the genre. It wouldn't be a bad thing to see Autaric replacing some of the generic bands that seem to be getting on every death metal tour over the past couple years. Even the people who typically skip on demos should give this one a listen. It has better sound quality then most of the demos out there to be heard. Get it.



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combustion07
December 11th 2010


5420 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Haven't done a review here in awhile and choosing a demo probably wasn't the best idea, but I'm digging this. Let me know of any errors.

Relinquished
December 12th 2010


25489 Comments


nice to see you back man

Bitchfork
December 12th 2010


7584 Comments


"for months

yeah welcome back"
fucking lol i've been talking to combustion for a few months now he's been back so has piratesquid buck up and use a shoutbox



heeyyy combusti

dr2den
December 12th 2010


1342 Comments


nice

Bitchfork
December 12th 2010


7584 Comments


i hate the cover for this. "saskatchewan death metal."

combustion07
December 12th 2010


5420 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sup dude.

EDIT: Yay I got the bubble balls picture on my review page!!

Bitchfork
December 12th 2010


7584 Comments


nothing much, just got done watching inception.... again.

combustion07
December 12th 2010


5420 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Seen that in thaeters stoned off my ass, it was good. Don't know if it will hold up when I'm sober though lol

Bitchfork
December 12th 2010


7584 Comments


Don't buy into that whole "it's so fucking confusing" bullshit. You just have to pay attention and it becomes this huge, grandiose thing.

cvlts
December 12th 2010


8976 Comments


fuck yes, dm reviewer is back

liledman
December 12th 2010


3826 Comments


sounds pretty good, ill check it out.

Bitchfork
December 12th 2010


7584 Comments


i might listen to this but for now its all about ildjarn and i

HumanGenome
December 14th 2010


195 Comments


hey ur still alive

sup dude

combustion07
December 14th 2010


5420 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm actually dead, hell has wifi



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