One of the most down right enjoyable death metal albums of all time, songs such as The Echo show off the bands intense but enjoyable style of riffing where you want to headbang and jump around happily at the same time. The only dispute with the album is the vocals and how much they sound like someone burping into a microphone.
I'm not normally one to lag around and wait for an album to reveal itself. If I'm listening to an album and it doesn't show me significant hints on the first listen, then I'm out of there. I dunno why I stuck with Nespithe, but I'm glad I did. Rhythm guitars and percussion that at first seems monotonous has that pretense melt away to reveal intense polyrhythmic landscapes. Fucking A.
I've come to a conclusion. If you like death metal and you don't like Demilich, your head's not in the right place. It's probably up your ass. Which is unfortunate, because Demilich is about to kick you there, in all probability breaking your neck.
I enjoy DM and BM. I have a soft spot for Schoenberg. I can listen to The Groovy Coolies. Ambient noise sometimes works for me. This, however is as appealing as eating a large bucket of cold zebra jizz with a rusty spoon, while a syphilitic bull elephant prepares to sodomise you. This is nothing to do with being 'trve' or 'kvlt' - it is just crap.
Gurgling, churning insanity unlike anything else. Somewhere between technical, progressive, groove black and doom is an uncharted universe of which we've only gotten a 40 minute glimpse through this Finnish portal. The twisting, spiraling licks, belching vocal spew and labyrinthine rhythms conspire to create a unique take on death metal that is as otherworldly today as it was 20 years ago.