Repugnant
Epitome of Darkness


5.0
classic

Review

by CaptainDooRight USER (93 Reviews)
March 23rd, 2012 | 23 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Passion Defined

Pure truth that never ends. If you've never heard of these guys or listened to this album for that matter, you need to literally drop everything your doing right now[including your penis Ire].

Never has passion been captured so well since the great flood of nephilim demons. First of all the backbone of Repugnant is in their blood. While the Swedes don't always make great music, they definitely have the ability to do so within them. Everything about "Epitome of Darkness" is pure. These guys don't write blasting fast thrash riffs for the sack of doing so. I mean by this is the music seems to feel so natural, as if guitarist Tobias just picked up his axe, waved his hand over, and pure originality came out of it. For an artist to write extreme music while being original is almost unheard. Usually you get bands who make skill but sound like all their counterparts. Literally, there is not one dull track on this LP. Every songs is pure genius. Where Jesus' teachings could fill all the libraries of the world, the details of every awesome moment in "Epitome of Darkness" could do the same.

Starting with the production which is the backbone of "EOD", the instrumental level all balanced perfectly so that the end and low ends of every sound pushes just hard enough. You can blast this album as loud as you want. The vocals are evil and filthy and never tweak out of composure, but rather their upfront, and in your face, holding just enough reverb in them to rest nicely on your ears. What really makes this album amazing is the audible bass that seems to have a real crusty feel to them. Bassist G. Grotesque can be best heard on "Another Vision" where he backs up the lead guitarist' solo's. G. Grotesque bass lines fit perfectly on the drummer bass beats which just oozes of enjoyment. He can often be heard on many tracks, backing up the riffs while poping out as a hook to the next riff or continuation of the current.

Although "Epitome of Darkness" is laced with endless riffs that are as heavy as Rhino testicles, they fit all in perfect unison. To have every song just as heavy as the last, and still be successful is a feat worth mentioning. It's like a sandwhich where the bread is a good as the internal contents. The album opening and closer start off purely true. "Hungry of the Damned" starts off with just enough mellow riffs to get your ears accustomed to the production's atmosphere before unleashing everything it can do. During the onslaught Repugnant shows everyone they are more than capable of thrashing and deathing harder than anything you've heard before, while still sounding completely original while doing it. The riffs are so heavy and fresh and never show signs of letting up due to human fatigue.

If you want passion you will listen to this now. Repugnant's "Epitome of Darkness" is one of the best albums to come out of 2005 that should be known for many more years to come. This is album that will never to deliver on all accounts. When passion is truth, truth is passion.



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MoosechriS
March 23rd 2012


5067 Comments


Review much at the moment? Theyve all been awesome

Ovrot
March 23rd 2012


10573 Comments


m/
album slays

this is the same dude from ghost too

Ovrot
March 23rd 2012


10573 Comments


EATINGGGGGGGGGG FROM A COFFFFFFFFFFFFIN

fulgrim
March 23rd 2012


1542 Comments


/m day.

fulgrim
March 23rd 2012


1542 Comments


well at least i've got some good stuff to listen to over the weekend now.

YUJOS
March 23rd 2012


968 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Captain you're on fire!!!

Ovrot
March 23rd 2012


10573 Comments


Go review everything on my iron sludge tits list captain

MO
March 23rd 2012


19232 Comments


Yep this rules too. You're in you way to being the next hawks. Keep it up man, show these pussies what metals all about m/

MO
March 23rd 2012


19232 Comments


Oh yes, add a menacing stature to boot and people tend to get out of my way

south_of_heaven 11
March 23rd 2012


5439 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album is great

glezz
March 23rd 2012


235 Comments


Album is a 4 but you are a ZERO.
Your review is a pile of shit.
A big pile of exaggeration and fanboy nonsense without the slightest objective view or explanation of what this sounds like, why it is good...

You are an idiot, BRO!

Ticondaroga
March 23rd 2012


231 Comments


No offense but the bro thing is a bit overused. Never heard the album probably should listen to it if its as good as you say it is.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
March 23rd 2012


4463 Comments


dude, you are on fire today with the reviews. but theyre always a good read.
POS.

SteelErectedb4you8er
March 24th 2012


2620 Comments


Nice review, Doo! I love this album. I saw these guys at Deathfest last year, and it was truly badass.

ZedO
March 24th 2012


1096 Comments


hmm, is this your truly a 5 album, captain? i listened to some tracks of it, yeah superb!

Tyrannic
March 24th 2012


3262 Comments


"i'd gay like indie pop fags"

omg one of my favorite things you've ever said

i mean i'm a hipster but FUCK i hate these people i work with.

glezz
March 24th 2012


235 Comments


"Never has passion been captured so well since the great flood of nephilim demons. First of all the backbone of Repugnant is in their blood. While the Swedes don't always make great music, they definitely have the ability to do so within them. Everything about "Epitome of Darkness" is pure."

What the hell does this nonsense mean?
PURE!?!
In their blood, like AIDS?
WTF.
Do a review instead of spouting a lot of nonsensical prose about nothing.
You are absolutely the most moronic "reviewer" i have ever read.


glezz
March 24th 2012


235 Comments


"Never has passion been captured so well since the great flood of nephilim demons".

This sentence alone is an abortion.
The Great Flood of Nephilim Demons!?!?
Passion?
NEVER!?!

Talk about idiotic hyperbole.
Why don't you admit you turned gay tricks to pay for a ticket to Sweden to perform the Great Haj of Repugnant Passion!

Acanthus
March 24th 2012


9548 Comments


I mean by this is the music seems to feel so natural

I think you accidentally a word.

Digging: Marilyn Manson - Born Villain

YUJOS
March 24th 2012


968 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

@ CaptainDooRight Thanks for the clip man! Checked it! Sounds to me like Sodom playing death metal! Checking the album right now by the way.
The Vocalist of Repugnant is really also in Ghost????




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