Review by Yener on July 29, 2019.
Here we have a fairly new band, Italy’s Logic of Denial. After releasing two demos, the band make way for their first full length release, Necrogenesis.
Due to them being a young band, I was expecting something quite crap. Also the fact that the drummer calls himself “Dannyblast” kind of killed my expectations, and in my mind I wrote them off as some immature Italian brats who are just another Morbid Angel clone.
Sure enough, through the first few listens of the album, you’ll find that the riffs are indeed very Morbid Angel-ish, with some Nile-isms thrown in there for good measure as well. However, after a few more listens, without really paying attention to the name of the band, I discovered that they’re actually pretty damn good. While not exactly my style of death metal, simply because I don’t like Morbid Angel THAT much as to listen to hundreds of different clones of them, I still find Logic of Denial to be a band with some pretty solid potential.
The musicianship, as to be expected, is stellar. Props to these guys as they’ve obviously done their homework. They haven’t made the mistake of entering the death metal genre without having the ability to play their instruments, which would easily become their downfall. The vocals are good, nice and meaty, and remind me of, yeah, David Vincent – though I can’t say I’m surprised. Everything is just so Morbid Angel on here, and sometimes it just sounds like blatant worship.
Thankfully, the band stay away from the whole slam nonsense and just stick to straight up death metal riffs. The drummer does a good job of working his way around the kit, but don’t expect anything too innovative going on. The bass is lost in the mix from the guitars, which have an incredibly over saturated distortion going on. No complaints from me, though, as they fit the vibe of the album quite well.
It’s kind of hard to point out individual tracks, as a lot of the material on here sounds the same. The only track that stands out is “Gore Bless You All”, simply because of its absolutely retarded title.
This band have potential, that’s for sure. However, they still need some more time to find their own sound, as the sound on here definitely does not belong to them. Only after they’ve achieved that can they perhaps master their songwriting, and in which case you would be able to point out some individual tracks and riffs, because on here, you really can’t. Even the interludes remind me of Morbid Angel.
In conclusion, it depends on which side of the coin you’re stepping into this album from. If some blatant, Morbid Angel worship doesn’t bother you in the least, then by all means check it out. If you’re looking for innovation and a breath of fresh air, then look elsewhere. Personally, I will be checking out their next album for sure, because like I said, the potential is there for sure, and it will be interesting to see how and if they will evolve.
Rating: 5.5 out of 10