MetalBite Review by Adam M on 8/14/2014
This album has a penchant for a Suffocation
-type style. There are those rapid fire riffs you would come to expect from that band in full fledge here. Quick time changes are frequently found on Deathscapes of the Subconscious
as well, leading to a somewhat dizzying death metal experience. The band has a great amount of variety that mixes things up nicely, but unusually also becomes a little unfocused at other times. At other times, however, the riffs are dynamic and compelling.
Usually the amount of good material here overshadows the slightly overindulgent passages that rarely occur. The constant shifting and changing of the riff patterns is quite remarkable at times, even rivaling the very best of Suffocation
sounds unique enough to be an exciting new entry to the genre that takes elements of the classics and combines it with their viewpoint on technical death metal. While I've mentioned the riffs, the drumming is rather impressive and offers a nice backbone to the technical music played on top of it. Vocals are of the grimy quality that David Vincent, John Tardy or Frank Mullen all hold. They’re the weakest portion of the musicianship aspect of the disc, but still complement the music reasonably well. In terms of highlights, “The Unnamable” brings an exciting and impassioned energy to the table that will have you very excited. The band should try to become a bit more distinctive in their style for the future.
have a solid template created and can only build positively upon things later on. I would expect a bit of tightening of the moments that seem to get out of hand from a technicality standpoint as well. This is regardless solid death metal that should appeal to both technical fans of the genre as well as those that appreciate the classics.