Review Summary: 2 brootal 4 u bro
Aside from Beheaded, Defaced Creation, and Demonic Sacrifice, I generally really wouldn't consider myself a brutal death metal fan; not to say that it isn't a wonderful death metal sub-genre, with a wealth of great and excellent bands, it's just that it never really clicked with me. Sepsism may be the band that changes this. Formed in 1990 the Californian based band have been going at it for twenty-one fucking years, a true feat for any musical act. What's more impressive that it was only as recently as 2009 that Sepsism put out an album that still rested on the bands old-time laurels of delivering an unparalleled brutality and technicality, while exuding an air of relevance that has always kept the band in the eye of the underground.
What has always been most impressive to me about this album was honestly the fucking RIFFS! While undeniably heavy and almost redundantly "brutal", Sepsism's guitarist Leon Morrision has a certain way of really driving home those slam riffs, making them almost impossibly catchy within their utterly devastating outpouring. Fernando Avila's bellow is so fucking deep it causes the very Earth to tremor. These are the strong gutturals that kinda make you want shit your pants they're so fuckking low. He also has some more mid-ranged vocals which are pretty tight but definitely overshadowed by his more powerful shit-inducing lower range.
Honestly the drums are pretty standard here, a fair combination of blast-beats and slower "slam" based beats that are hardly groundbreaking but a certainly sufficient enough as to not bog down the quality of the album. The bass has few moments to shine but honestly who gives a flying fuck motherfucker, seriously guys, this has the FUCKING RIFFS.