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Aberration Of Man

United States Country of Origin: United States

1. Intro
2. Leprous Divinity
3. The Rot
4. Sufferer
5. The Process Within
6. Interlude
7. Nefarious
8. Magure
9. Only The Dead Rest
10. Ungoliant

Review by Adam M on March 30, 2013.

A furious, accentuated approach is utilized by Kamikabe right from the beginning of their new album. There are a variety of riff techniques that lead to the listener being recalled of the Canadian band Cryptopsy right from the beginning. This aggressive technique is brought to balance by some more mid-paced riffs that remind more of Obituary. These impressions are invoked from the opener 'Leprous Divinity' alone.

Instrumentally, this band has reasonably solid skills within the genre. The vocals are not as appealing as Ross Dolan to my tastes, but maintain rhythm with the music at the very least. I think the band is more effective when slowing down similar to the aforementioned Immolation than trying to be a technically focused band. Adding bridge sections to songs like 'Magure' helps maintain these moods. The songs are done remarkably quickly, but the band manages to portray a number of emotions within the short running times of the songs. Most fans of Death Metal would be well-served to appreciate this band, but the technical sections could be fleshed out more in the future.

There is a lot to enjoy with Kamikabe on their album “Aberation Of Man” that should lead to a number of people from the Death Metal fans scene liking it. There is room for a tighter presentation in the future, but this is a very good listen overall. Fans of Cryptopsy with a more open mind to technicality will be able to enjoy it the most, however. The music here should be appreciated on a similar level to some of Cryptopsy’s better material.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 8
Atmosphere: 7.5
Production: 8.5
Originality: 7
Overall: 7.5

Rating: 7.8 out of 10