Cerebral Bore
Maniacal Miscreation


4.0
excellent

Review

by Yeahtoast USER (19 Reviews)
March 15th, 2011 | 46 replies | 11,173 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Excellent start for female fronted Scottish death metal newcomers.

Following their inception in 2006, Glasgow based death metal outfit Cerebral Bore have worked tirelessly to create an emphatic name for themselves within the UK, as well as many miles beyond. After setting the internet community ablaze with astonishment, mainly due to ferocious female vocalist Sam Pluijmers, the young Scots embarked on successful tours of the US, Russia and much of mainland Europe. After laying a promising foundation through this rigorous schedule, it will come as no surprise to anyone lucky enough to have caught them live that their debut album, Maniacal Miscreation, is quite simply a breath of fresh air in the extreme metal scene and proof that the youngsters have the talent to back up their draining work ethic.

While today’s death metal plethora produces plenty of high quality albums from young bands with talent in abundance, the ability to distance themselves from peers is all too often the crucial aspect that lets them down. Cerebral Bore seem determined not to follow this trend; their approach incorporates many aspects of modern death metal, as well as characteristics of old school classics such as Cryptopsy, to create something that doesn’t adhere to one specific style. While they strive to leave their distinct sound on each track, it is the contrasting range of elements utilized by the band on each track that individualises each one from the last, while at all times maintaining the ferocious fluency that is an essential asset for any death metal act.

While Cerebral Bore possess some unique talent and styles, it is their performance as a unit that is set to make them a force. Having already shared stages with the likes of Aeon and Devourment, it is clear they have already earned quite a reputation amongst their peers. The belligerent vocals of Pluijmers are the most striking aspect of Maniacal Miscreation; infiltrating every orifice of the listener with her ultra wide range of highs and lows, Pluijmers strikes tones that most male vocalists can only dream of achieving. Her ferocity is unrelenting over the course of the eight tracks, from the pounding blast beats of opener “Epileptic Strobe Entrapment” right through to her ear wrenching pig squeals displayed on “24 Year Party Dungeon”. Malevolent riffing and energetic drumming coalesce to display the excellence of song writing the Glaswegians possess, from ultra fast aural assaults transitioning excellently to the sort of sludge orientated segments Waking The Cadaver strive to achieve, but miss the mark entirely; Cerebral Bore are the complete package.

It is the consistency and endurance of Maniacal Miscreation that will undoubtedly hold the listener’s attention; while many great albums have a tendency to wane towards the end or contain several tracks of less quality Cerebral Bore do fantastically to encompass a formula to ensure each track is as memorable, if not just plain stronger, than the last. With such contrast in riff magnitude and speed on display, combined with the interesting bass slaps of Kyle Rutherford, Maniacal Miscreation is an album of diversity and raw brutality. An album that will surely set the Glaswegians on their way to the summit of British death metal, and with more releases of this enormity surely left in store for the future, who would bet against them?



Recent reviews by this author
The Sorrow The SorrowESO The Fool
Morpheus Descends Ritual of InfinityTo Separate The Flesh From The Bones Utopia Sadistica
Septicflesh Revolution DNASepticflesh A Fallen Temple
user ratings (78)
Chart.
3.7
great
other reviews of this album
hellchoseme (3.5)
The perfect thing for anger... Just add a sales assistant and a chainsaw and let the fun begin....


Comments:Add a Comment 
ButcheredChildren
March 15th 2011


5591 Comments


great review, pos'd
but I listened to this after reading your review and it was absolute trash

Yeahtoast
March 15th 2011


2041 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks a lot man, but I posted this literally 5-10 minutes ago, do you really think you can make a fair judgement in that time?

ButcheredChildren
March 15th 2011


5591 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRpTALDD4hg

that is all you need

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 15th 2011


16387 Comments


Listen to one song on youtube, rate album a 2.

Digging: Spectral Lore - III

ButcheredChildren
March 15th 2011


5591 Comments


I mediafired it, but I'm just making a point
that song is a general representation of the entire album

Yeahtoast
March 15th 2011


2041 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I understand your point, but I really think you should give the whole album a whirl before you rate it. It's pretty good overall man.

FatChickIrl
March 15th 2011


4096 Comments


I listened to the song and I actually like it. Its not anything extremely different or out of the box, its just good death metal.

TAB
March 15th 2011


447 Comments


this band is just really, really, average.

ButcheredChildren
March 15th 2011


5591 Comments


sorry gave the album a go
still staying at a 2

erasedcitizen
March 15th 2011


716 Comments


Turok, anyone?

ButcheredChildren
March 15th 2011


5591 Comments


I haven't played Turok in so long, I miss it

ThyCrossAwaits
March 15th 2011


3052 Comments


yeah, its pretty cool that a bitch can sound like that on vocals, but really mediocre music.

really bad vocals, actually. deathcore-y and narrow.

FatChickIrl
March 15th 2011


4096 Comments


no way, thats a girl on vox?

DeafMetal
March 15th 2011


8588 Comments


chick on vox is jst a major gimmick this shit sux

Digging: Hawkwind - Space Ritual

scissorlocked
March 15th 2011


3509 Comments


a toast review! and a very well written one!

I missed you man

DoctorNurse
March 16th 2011


475 Comments


Im fairly sure these guys played at Ivory Blacks not too long ago

Jash
March 16th 2011


4244 Comments


(.Y.)

zaruyache
April 4th 2011


6428 Comments


This is pretty good death metal.

Digging: CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe

TheCzar
April 25th 2011


1 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Pretty awesome album... So much hate.
The girl has fucking great range for death metal vocals, the riffs are catchy as fuck and the lyrics are brutal.

They are nowhere near death core btw, just great death metal. I actually kind of resent that you said that.

TBliss
May 4th 2011


987 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great review bro, Ive been meaing to check this out for ages, think I may pick it up tomorrow.



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy