Body Asphyxiation Science
Gravitational Blood Art


3.2
good

Review

by Robert Garland STAFF
August 2nd, 2022 | 23 replies


Release Date: 07/30/2022 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Get in

Hailing from some interstellar English launch pad comes death metal duo Body Asphyxiation Science, whose main musical currency rests between the wandering progressive landscapes of Blood Incantation and the safety of old-school death gurgling a la Tomb Mold, Nile or a million other lazy death metal references. I digress, Gravitational Blood Art’s main play relies on a punch of riff and a verbiage around musical restraint while creating a light, sci-fi atmosphere to which the music swells. I mean, the drums don’t just blast from one end of this fifteen minute to the void which it quickly rests, nor do the riffs spiral into a frenzied mess of dissonant time signatures or unintelligible mayhem. No, there is groove and rest, ample space for cavernous growls to snap off before a lurching, marching riff takes over (see: “Gravitational Blood Art”) and there’s also a clear cut passage for riffs galore to cut over the furor of bass, drums and cough drop inducing roars. The riffs are even tasteful (“DNA Pool”) and tie in well with the tracks both past and future. “Human Structure”, the EP’s closing track continues in much of the same vein as the compositions before it, but in comparison is more melodic than the tracks that preclude it. For all the promise emulating visionaries like Blood Incantation could offer a fledgling, spacey death metal band, there’s something not quite explorative enough on Gravitational Blood Art. Body Asphyxiation Science is simply testing the boosters on their rocket—they’ll need a lot more to get to the dizzying heights.




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user ratings (11)
3.2
good


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Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
August 2nd 2022


17436 Comments

Album Rating: 3.2

https://bodyasphyxiationscience.bandcamp.com/album/gravitational-blood-art



Sometimes these single para reviews really make sense to do.

ThyCrossAwaits
August 3rd 2022


3683 Comments


Yikes, take the reverb on the vocals back about 12 notches, boiz

arf
August 3rd 2022


411 Comments


neato, more cosmic cacophony for me to check out

rockarollacola
August 3rd 2022


1776 Comments


I have 0 interest in listening to this, but that artwork is pretty sick

combustion07
August 3rd 2022


10593 Comments


Sounds like a pretty solid little release. Will check. Cover art instantly had me thinking of Blood Incantation. A little shamelessly similar tbh lol. Good review

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
August 3rd 2022


17436 Comments

Album Rating: 3.2

The artwork is what got me to check it out. Damn spacey marketable aliens

xlev
August 4th 2022


32 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The definition of a 3.5 and proud of it.

Faraudo
August 4th 2022


4115 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yet another cosmic-themed death metal album, how original and fresh!

butt.
August 4th 2022


9959 Comments


"Yikes, take the reverb on the vocals back about 12 notches, boiz"

the reverb is definitely extreme. Dial that back to like 15% wet and this is an easy 3.5 if not higher

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
August 4th 2022


17436 Comments

Album Rating: 3.2

A cosmic death album is still fresher than a black metal band screaming about death so…comparatively yes, this is still somewhat original. It could be Cannibal Corpse level lyrical content.

butt.
August 4th 2022


9959 Comments


yeah basically take the number of cosmic dm albums that drop each year, multiple by 5, and that's how many blackgaze albums there are each year

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
August 4th 2022


17436 Comments

Album Rating: 3.2

All I’m saying is if that’s the hill you want to die on the least you could do is make sure you’ve landed on the correct hill.

pizzamachine
August 4th 2022


17983 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The reverb kills this shit [567]

Faraudo
August 4th 2022


4115 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Very exciting record, must be quite different from the rest!

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
August 4th 2022


17436 Comments

Album Rating: 3.2

Are you deliberately rehashing earlier comments or are you a bot?

pizzamachine
August 4th 2022


17983 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

More heavy music, what uniqueness!

Scoot
August 4th 2022


21353 Comments


blood incantation with reverb

Faraudo
August 4th 2022


4115 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Even the artwork is super original, never thought about that Blood Incantation cover with a literal alien or anything like that, not even once!

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
August 4th 2022


17872 Comments


I'm always up for an interstellar jam

JeremiahBullfrog
August 4th 2022


1612 Comments


"Mom can we have Blood Incantation?"

"We already have Blood Incantation at home!"

Blood Incantation at home:



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