Abiogénesis Libro III
Review by criscool623 on February 18, 2021.
After a tough period of my life (something that you probably don't care about), I'm finally back reviewing albums! And what a better way of coming back than reviewing some Latin American metal? Recently, I had the opportunity to listen to Catarsis Incarne. I'm not very into death metal, but it's always a pleasure to check out new and unknown stuff for me. My thoughts? Well, truth be told, they aren't very positive.
To start with, the production and the sound are bestial. The band, as a whole, sounds powerful and brutal; you really feel a wall of sound while listening to it. This is a prime production and that's a strong point in this release. Also, the band members are really competent at executing their instruments; the voice is monstrous, the guitar players (including the bass player) are really talented, as does the drum player. Regarding these aspects, there are no flaws. However, when it comes to music, the real problem with this release appears.
The music is extremely inconsistent. Sadly, only 3 out of 10 songs are worth listening to and to be saved in your death metal playlist, but I wouldn't recommend a death metal fan to buy the entire CD. Why? Because tracks from 3 to 5 have good ideas; they have powerful and interesting riffs, but they are suddenly interrupted by other sections that quit that aggressiveness and power that the song was constructing. It's kind of difficult to explain, but take, for example, the title track; there are powerful riffs, but the introductory riff is introduced (which is more mid-paced in comparison) in the middle of the song, and it eliminates all the power of the rest of the song. The sad story is that this "coitus interruptus" element is repeated during the rest of tracks of the album, and this may feel anticlimactic and frustrating for someone who seeks a monstrous and crushing death metal album. Maybe the band's intention was to be kind of progressive or experimental, but they really should work on this aspect so their music feels more consistent and strong rather than weak, frustrating and kind of boring.
Unfortunately, I can't give a very high score to this release. Listen to the first two tracks of the album and 'Encarnación del Prejuicio'; they are excellent death metal tracks and may be added to your playlist, but I think you will miss nothing really outstanding or special if you ignore the rest of the album.
Rating: 5.6 out of 101.37k