Sepsism
Distorting the Mortal Visage


3.5
great

Review

by B R A N D O N S C O T T USER (103 Reviews)
October 9th, 2011 | 18 replies | 3,109 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: 2 brootal 4 u bro

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

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.



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TheSpirit
October 9th 2011



17735 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

basically all you need to know is that this has riffs and everything else is adequate enough to make this a somewhat standard but great record nonetheless -- alternate review

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scissorlocked
October 9th 2011



3509 Comments


needs moar riffs

ShadowRemains
October 9th 2011



20539 Comments


hmmm might pass on this one

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TheSpirit
October 9th 2011



17735 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

there's really no excuse to pass on this, it's really solid.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
October 9th 2011



18335 Comments


Inveracity is another brutal death band that's pretty good.

Generally i don't like the genre, bands like Aborted and shit suck. Might give this a whirl though.

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NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
October 9th 2011



6993 Comments


I thought words like "fuck" got cencored in reviews..... anywho, have a pos sounds like something i should spin once (even just to know what you're talking about).

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
October 9th 2011



16315 Comments


Not too into brutal death

Zyhaal
October 10th 2011



193 Comments


Brutal Death metal is something I really struggle with, except Aborted and Dying Fetus.

TheSpirit
December 22nd 2011



17735 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Like I said in the review this is pretty hard not to like. There is a decent amount of old school riffage to keep the average death metaller happy

TheSpirit
October 18th 2012



17735 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

God this riffs so good m/

Zyhaal
March 20th 2013



193 Comments


I've taken a real liking to Pathology and Abominable Putridity, does this sound similar?

TheSpirit
March 22nd 2013



17735 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

mmm not really, no

TheSpirit
September 15th 2013



17735 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

riffs

AdolfChrist
August 28th 2014



1744 Comments


im really picky about brutal death metal but this band is something else, im glad i gave them a chance.

TheSpirit
September 1st 2014



17735 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yesssss. Glad you enjoyed it.

ShadowRemains
September 1st 2014



20539 Comments


i dig to prevail in disgust

SlMBOLlC
September 1st 2014



5018 Comments


so what i gather is this is a really solid and catchy by-the-numbers brutal dm

TheSpirit
September 1st 2014



17735 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Basically. Nothing too special, but solid as fuck.



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