Hyperdontia
Nexus of Teeth


4.0
excellent

Review

by Throbbing Orbussy USER (49 Reviews)
October 10th, 2020 | 70 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: orthodontists beware.

Hyperdontia is, by basic definition, a medical condition where too many teeth grow in the mouth. It sounds innocent enough, after all, more teeth equals more bite, right? Unfortunately the outcome is often far more horrendous than just an uncanny ability to eat beef jerky at warp-speed. In fact, I can almost guarantee that a quick google image search is likely to fuel not only your own nightmares, but the nightmares of your countless ancestors should you be lucky enough to bear offspring in spite of such awful taste in music. Teeth. Teeth everywhere. All reaching in myriad directions and chomping their way through every vestige of symmetry and order the physical universe holds dear. It's truly a sight to behold, and one that makes a perfect moniker for an internationally collaborated death metal band with a penchant for crafting jaw-clenching tunes that bite harder than a pissed-off snapping turtle.

It would be a pun in poor taste to say that Dark Descent Records were most likely chomping at the bit to unleash Hyperdontia's debut LP unto a world ripe with juicy flesh and delicious fat, but to suggest that Nexus of Teeth needs tongue-in-cheek commentary to get by on paper would be a real disservice. These 34 minutes of dental catastrophe aren't some haphazard rehash of osdm's most plebeian tripe, but rather, a stately refinement of yore's putrid excrescence. Posing as a crunchy slab of long in the tooth death metal that takes on the noxious broth of gutter muck that old Incantation trademarked, they spice up these trendy fumes with bug-eyed polyrhythms and cephalopodic grooves รก la Demilich circa '93 to craft a smile that really stands out of the crowd. Romping tunes like "Of Spire and Thorn" and "Euphoric Evisceration" knuckle-drag onto the scene like elephant-sized Dolph Lundgrens made of only molars and rotten gumline, smashing every orthodontic utensil in sight before making off with the courtesy toothbrushes you'll surely need after dining on this grissley album, yet behind the lips of this beast is a breath of technicality that keeps things chewy. You see, an eagerness to wade through Nexus of Teeth's monochromatic ouevre has its tasty rewards, and if you do in fact manage to trudge through, you'll quickly notice complex phrasing, quick tempo-shifts and psychotic polyrhythms all find their way into the gaping maw of Hyperdontia's old-school homage in a way that bolsters a strong sense of relevance. Innovation of the stark variety be damned, this is still an important album in death metal's endless quest for horrific perfection.

Between the all-too-familiar manic blasting and crumbling mid-tempo passages, this part-Danish-part-Turkish quartet's knack for lefthanded riffs and sideways songwriting boasts more than enough athleticism to keep things constantly engaging in lieu of a rather one-dimensional aesthetic. No pansy-ass intros, clean breaks or interludes here; this is tits-to-the-wind aggression on a cosmic scale that makes no bones about being absolutely relentless. To the point, the atmosphere is a claustrophobic mess of mountain sized canines adorning a Jupiter-sized space-vagina hellbent on eating your home planet, and with it comes a bevy of angular pinch leads, syncopated fills, and curious explorations of churning time and movement that work themselves together like pieces of the most disgusting puzzle you've ever laid eyes on. It's intricate, interlocking, and meticulously crafted, but loses no strength by way of it's detail-oriented architecture thanks to a production that's muddy where it counts and annunciated where its needed. All the most flattering angles are captured in good light thanks to this dialled-in timbre, and they're put to good use with nuanced pacing and razor-sharp licks underpinning this mantelpiece of a debut. With all the guts to snatch the glory and all the skill to cut the rough diamonds of cavernous death-doom into shining gems, Hyperdontia have entered the fold with an unflinching intention to, as EL-P of Run The Jewels put it in 2013, "put a tooth through the flesh of the palm that you jack with".



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Orb
October 10th 2020


9440 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm sure I could have squeezed more dental puns in here but whatever. Album slaps. Get it here:



https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/nexus-of-teeth



evilford
October 10th 2020


65223 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sweet

Pon
Emeritus
October 10th 2020


6064 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Am I going mad or did this really not have a review?

ShadowRemains
October 10th 2020


27948 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it did not, glad it does because this smacks hard

Orb
October 10th 2020


9440 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

two years late is better than never amirite

Pon
Emeritus
October 10th 2020


6064 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I do appreciate the effort that went into all this orthodontal and masticatory wordplay. Also glad you put so much emphasis on how deceptively intricate these guys' song-writing is. BEEG pos.

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
October 10th 2020


18997 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"These 34 minutes of dental catastrophe"

Gotta check this.



Really nice review btw, have a dental pos

Atari
Staff Reviewer
October 10th 2020


27993 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Hell yes man, this was in desperate need of a review

Orb
October 10th 2020


9440 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Coulda been a 4.5 tbh. It might lack historical significance but goddamn, if that context is lifted, this album is basically a total showstopper.

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
October 12th 2020


18258 Comments


what a delectable review, I can feel my tonsils tingle.

ShadowRemains
October 22nd 2020


27948 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

give this a listen if you like this album (they're also from denmark): https://www.sputnikmusic.com/album/373819/Had-Had/

evilford
November 20th 2020


65223 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Abhorrence veil by these guys is also sick ftr

ShadowRemains
November 20th 2020


27948 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

danish dm really has some quality bands arising as of late, undergang being the lead act, followed by these guys, phrenelith, had, chaotian, etc.

evilford
November 21st 2020


65223 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Gotta check summa those



Heard a couple of undergang albums, apparently wasn't a huge fan but its been years

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
December 3rd 2020


18997 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The track included in the new split with Mortiferum rules.

ShadowRemains
December 3rd 2020


27948 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i need to listen to that

evilford
October 6th 2021


65223 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

New album nov 12th. Gonna rip

Pon
Emeritus
October 6th 2021


6064 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Teeth ovTrvth

Em1994
November 10th 2021


1118 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just found these guys from the mortiferum split. This album is great. And me finding them couldn't come at a better time since the new album comes this friday. Let's go

necropig
November 11th 2021


7424 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2021/11/10/full-album-stream-hyperdontia-hideous-entity/



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