Origin
Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas


4.0
excellent

Review

by circleofdeadchildren USER (18 Reviews)
January 27th, 2006 | 10 replies | 8,521 views


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


There are some artists who write beautiful music. Pretty, lovely music that you'd play over a romantic dinner or perhaps in a serenade to swoon the lady of your dreams. Let's just say Origin isn't one of those bands. The Topeka, Kansas five piece is, simply unfriendly, unpretty, and to the majority of the general public, completely unlistenable. When I go out and say that this is one of the most brutal bands I've ever heard, I'm not kidding by any stretch of the imagination. This is one of those bands that is even too brutal for some metalheads!

Listening to an Origin album is a lot like getting run over by a train. It's loud, unrelenting, and generally painful. Their brutal combination of technical death metal and grindcore creates a sound that is nothing sort of punishing. Machine-gun drumming, rapid fire riffing, and a three-way, all-out vocal assault are all combined into absolutely furious assaults of absolutely brutal death metal. On Informis Infinitas inhumanitas, the band's second album, guttural growls and high screams come at you from all sides as the band pummels you into submission for 28 and a half minutes. Yes, this is a "full-length" album that clocks in at under a half hour, but quite frankly, anything longer may be dangerous to your health. Just one spin through this album is more than enough to wear you the hell out, and that's saying a lot.

If you're feeling daring enough to take the plunge into the world of Origin, Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas is a good place to start (even though I can never remember the title of the album and have to keep looking it up on the cover). Although it's not as polished as Echoes of Decimation (well, as "polished" as Origin can be), it seems to have a much heavier sound and is generally more unforgiving. Origin is definitely a band that you almost have to work your way up to, and the loudness and insanity of Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas is a true testament to that.

Going into any sort of depth on the tracks included is pretty meaningless, because they are all pretty similar. They're all in the 2-3 minute range, and are all unrelenting assaults on the listener from start to finish. Some songs have a periodic pause or whatnot, but only to build up the upcoming explosion that will kick you right across the face. When "Inhuman" starts off with "Anyone who isn't dead or from another plane of existence would do well to cover their ears right about....NOW", it basically sets the tone of this entire album (yes, I know this is track 2, but it's a cool soundbyte nonetheless). Of all the songs included though, I'd have to say "Perversion of Hate" is probably my favorite. It's a true rapid-fire attack, with constant vocal trade-offs and frenetic instrumentation. "Portal" is one of the band's more famous songs, and is definitely a solid moment as well. It of course carries on in the tradition of the other songs, and is as unforgiving as everything else on here. Another fine moment of the album comes on "Meat for the Beast", which features a very blatant reference to an old Carcass song - one must wonder if this was done intentionally.

Ballads? No way. Not Origin. Melody? Not really, but it's there. Unforgiving, breakneck metal produced in a way that will kick you right in the groin? Yep, you'll get it here. Suffice to say, Origin isn't your average metal band, but they're VERY VERY good at what they do. Pick this up if you're feeling daring.



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Two-Headed Boy
January 27th 2006


4527 Comments


pfft death metal

Tyler
Emeritus
January 27th 2006


7926 Comments


Who do they sound like, if anyone?

Jawaharal
January 27th 2006


1832 Comments


Good review. I thought you left dead babies man? Good to have you back on reviewing metal albums I will never check out.

circleofdeadchildren
January 27th 2006


119 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Haha thanks man,its been a while I havent reviewed an album.This Message Edited On 03.26.06

Shadows
Moderator
January 27th 2006


2530 Comments


I would play this album during a romantic candlelight dinner.

AMAZING REVIEW! I don't have this album, but I have their newest one. Insane stuff indeed.

Stoic
January 28th 2006


161 Comments


Excellent, my favourite Origin album! So sweet and catchy and fun to listen to m/

[QUOTE=CocaineAndCrucifixes]Who do they sound like, if anyone?[/QUOTE]

a draft description would be this: Take Dying Fetus's fast parts and their sweeping parts, mix them with suffocation's riffage played even faster, add gravity blastbeats with a wide variety of fill ins (not sure if this is the right expression) and add some super cool high and low pitched vocals giving a bizarre sense of rhythmic melody!This Message Edited On 01.28.06

FukuiSan
September 24th 2007


179 Comments


Favorite track on this album is Perversion of Hate.

Metalikane
November 1st 2007


851 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Portal is off the wall!

Cerbyrus
October 29th 2009


568 Comments


Insane drummer.

DreamingWithTheDead
July 6th 2013


207 Comments


I respect these guys I really do, but I have to put this into the category of 'guilty pleasure'.



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