Review Summary: Decrepit Birth releases a CD that will impress any true Death Metal fan.8 of 11 thought this review was well written
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.
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