Decrepit Birth
Polarity


4.0
excellent

Review

by Devin Earl USER (10 Reviews)
June 11th, 2011 | 59 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Decrepit Birth releases a CD that will impress any true Death Metal fan.

California’s extreme Death Metal band, Decrepit Birth has released their 3rd full length album titled Polarity.

To start things off it would be appropriate to point out that the production on this release is much better than Diminishing Between Worlds. Enhanced heaviness with more emphasis given to the bass this time around. The Mix is nearly flawless with the exception of Bill Robinson’s vocals being a bit low on the spectrum, as usual. No Instrument dominates over another and there is no denying the heaviness and intensity that this album possesses.

Some of the songs are all over the place. It can be summed up as fast riffs galore, arpeggios and solos, prominent bass lines, as well as unforgettable double bass patterns. The band likes to go out of the ordinary too once in a while with a few acoustical moments. As for the Vocals they are all deep death metal growls and the lyrics cover esoteric topics and are very anti-religion.

One of the weaknesses with Polarity is that the musicianship can overwhelm the songs at times, so much that the album becomes almost dizzying. The listener will also notice that the album tends to get a little repetitive.

Don’t overlook this record if you like Tech Death, Death Metal, Melodic Metal, or just great Metal records in general. This band is here to demolish all imitators and bring back Death Metal to where it began, while pushing it forward at the same time. This is definitely one of the better releases of 2010 in terms of Death Metal.

Recommended Tracks
“Ignite the Tesla Coil”
“Polarity”
“A Brief Odyssey in Time”
“Symbiosis”



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AfterTheBreakdown
June 11th 2011


7172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

short and sweet.

Wizard
June 11th 2011


19641 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Decrepit Birth releases a CD that will impress any true Death Metal fan.

Except for me : ). Good review

Digging: Ash Borer - Cold of Ages

AfterTheBreakdown
June 11th 2011


7172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks Wizard. There is no denying that its very talented work though.

Ssssssss
June 11th 2011


683 Comments


I definitely liked diminishing more. Idk if its the production or something, diminishing just did more for me.

AfterTheBreakdown
June 11th 2011


7172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

my two favorite songs by this band still come from Diminishing Between Worlds.

Wizard
June 11th 2011


19641 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Thanks Wizard. There is no denying that its very talented work though.

It is but it's still an average record for the genre.

Psychopathologist
June 11th 2011


1924 Comments


dont use that word

AfterTheBreakdown
June 11th 2011


7172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeah there are plenty of bands that outdo this one.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
June 11th 2011


6339 Comments


To my ears, this band seems that it is not made out of people but of flawless machines that can play everything.

Humans can't play everything

And that's why i tend to keep away from this kind of bands. Their music seems plastic and superficial all the way through.

As an exception, i liked Beyond Creation's album, just because they are being technical and human at the same time.

Digging: Madred - Supersonic Brainfuck Overdrive

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
June 11th 2011


7128 Comments


So voivoid like his music full of gaps and holes so flawed it's shocking?



Good one AfterBreak you added a little more detail than on your last review, works well have a Pos.

AfterTheBreakdown
June 11th 2011


7172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks Ipod much appreciated.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 11th 2011


19063 Comments


"Their music seems plastic and superficial all the way through."

That's exactly why i stay far away from most anything that comes out anymore labeled as tech death.

Digging: Objekt - Objekt #2

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
June 11th 2011


7128 Comments


No problem mate, keep at it.

AfterTheBreakdown
June 11th 2011


7172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sure will.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
June 11th 2011


7128 Comments


What's your two top tracks off this album?

AfterTheBreakdown
June 11th 2011


7172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Ignite the Tesla Coil”
“Polarity”

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
June 11th 2011


7128 Comments


That's where im going to look now.

AfterTheBreakdown
June 11th 2011


7172 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The other CD is just a tad better though.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
June 11th 2011


7128 Comments


That's next.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
June 11th 2011


7128 Comments


^It all comes down to detail.



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