|Review: Humanity Falls - Ordaining the Apocalypse|
|Ordaining the Apocalypse|
Label: The Path Less Traveled Records
Year released: 2010
Review online: December 7, 2010
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
for:Ordaining the Apocalypse
Rated 2.75/5 (55%) (8 Votes)
"Experimental metal"... 9 times out of 10 it's pretty much just another term for shit. I'm all for progressive structures, technicality, hell I can stomach my fair share of blasturbation, and even grind. However this is where I draw the line. Take some Gorguts ala Obscura, add some grind, blasturbation, and some almost Primus style guitar work and you have the sound of Ordaining the Apocalypse.
Yes, this is utterly puke-worthy. An almost migraine inducing wreck of an album that any self-respecting fan of heavy metal should steer clear of. To be fair this is barely even music, the drummer basically just blasts his way through adding random fills, which are admittedly good – there's no denying his talent. The guitarist just plays over the top with jangling discordant guitar work and whenever he fancies it, plays the odd riff which when he does aren't too bad either. As for the singer, his vocals aren't horrible by any stretch but are unspectacular, it feels like he just screams whenever he fancies it. The production gives off a very loose feel to it, which really makes this sound like a couple of guys fucking about in their basement trying to piss the neighbors off.
Well, that's all I really have to say about Ordaining the Apocalypse. The only real redeeming factor as far as I'm concerned is the artwork which is really cool but doesn't really fit the feel of the music. This is one for the super trendy brutal kids, who will no doubt proclaim these guys as visionaries. Well they aren't, this is just a bunch of dudes pissing about. In the album's just under 34 minute run time, I'd say there are collectively 5 or 6 minutes of good music which are the actual death metal parts. As for the rest? It sucks.
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