Allegaeon
Apoptosis


4.0
excellent

Review

by Zach USER (96 Reviews)
April 29th, 2019 | 30 replies


Release Date: 2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Destroying the cosmos.

Apoptosis is a ***ing bash. The sound of this album is akin to a super blackhole consuming other black holes. Black holes that riff and shred and blast beat and all other sorts of goodness. Through what critics may call "brickwalled" production and through genuinely monstrous drumming, Allegaeon pulse and ebb their way through the cosmos devouring worlds or some other hyperbolic space-rending bull***. So yeah, it rules. The gutturals are deep, the guitars shred and chug and arpeggiate like their lives (putting aside that they are not animate) depended on it, and the drumming is equal parts flash and force through a balance of intricacy and speed.

Now, over time, lesser men would become lost. Lost in the shreds and blasts and growls and all things that some would call "wanky to a fault", which I would normally agree with for I too am a lesser man. However Allegaeon understand this and defy you, which is why there are well timed moments of Scar Symmetry-like melodious catharsis (i.e, the end of Extremophiles (B) and beginning of Extremophiles (A)). These stave off the eventual liquidation of us lesser men from the unstoppable black hole tour de force, and for that I commend and thank them.

Apoptosis-the death of cells which occurs as a normal and controlled part of an organism's growth or development. That is what Allegaeon have chosen to exemplify here on a larger scale, through interplanar journeying, ripping apart solar systems peice by peice through frantic shredding only taking moments to make recovery or reflection (that of which is shown on the harrowing intro of "Tsunami and Submergence). It is rather rare in the realm of tech death that a band takes a theme and manages to execute it genuinely well, but Apoptosis has shown that when done the results are beautifully cataclysmic (and result in feeble attempts at "comedic" reviews, but that is neither here nor there). So, I implore YOU, fellow sputnikmusic.com resident, listen to this and love it. Or hate it. But preferably love it.



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Dedes
April 29th 2019


6396 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thank you sputnikmusic.com

Dedes
April 29th 2019


6396 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ok but jam this regardless

Dedes
April 29th 2019


6396 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh btw the cleans on this actually are pretty fucking well done as well I prolly shoulda mentioned that

TheNotrap
April 29th 2019


10616 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Great jam

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Ninjahague
April 29th 2019


1226 Comments


" (putting aside that they are not animate)"
god I always love your reviews, to many good lines, actually makes me wanna check these guys

TundraL5Z
April 29th 2019


2702 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Short but sweet review, nice, this one needed a review, really enjoy it

bloc
April 29th 2019


55394 Comments


Really good album, probably their best.

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trilo
April 29th 2019


2534 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea i'd say their best



album slapz

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Meridiu5
April 30th 2019


2139 Comments


proponent was a shred fest i gotta check this out

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Hawks
May 1st 2019


70607 Comments


Hope it’s better than Formshifter because that’s the only one I’ve heard and it was pretty disappointing. m/

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mindleviticus
May 1st 2019


9730 Comments


Hawks please listen to Fragments of Form and Function it's so good

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Firedust
May 1st 2019


1176 Comments


This is probs these guys' best. They are very hit and miss tho

Hawks
May 1st 2019


70607 Comments


Will do. m/

Kusangii
May 1st 2019


2283 Comments


Oh man I haven't jammed this band in forever. Fragments and Forms were one of my first tech-death albums. I should check this.

mindleviticus
May 1st 2019


9730 Comments


the debut is still my favorite but this was still pretty good

mindleviticus
May 1st 2019


9730 Comments


Elements of the Inifite and the debut are both excellent, don't really care for the others that much. I'm coming around to this new vocalist though.

Darkwatch025
May 1st 2019


355 Comments


I really wish I could get into this band, but the vocals are way too monotonous. The guy can actually sing, so I think it's a waste to not utilize them more.

trilo
May 1st 2019


2534 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah their vocals have never been all that interesting

artiswar
May 1st 2019


7753 Comments


The vocals ruined this one for me. I found them more palatable on the previous release

DDDeftoneDDD
May 1st 2019


5035 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

"Will do. m/"2

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