The Pitch: Australian deathgrind/deathcore band Sensory Amusia drop megaton bomb EP Bereavement via Lacerated Enemy Records. FFO: Aborted, Benighted, Cattle Decapitation
What I Like: Hooooooooooooly f#$lk. I was under the impression that no one but Cattle Decapitation could pull off their particularly brand of raunchy guitar sound and perfectly balanced grind and groove; but lo and behold, here come Sensory Amusia to prove me wrong. This is 18 minutes of utter destruction. From the kickoff of "Death"'s breakneck drumming to the final squeeling riffs of "Absolute," not a second is wasted on anything short of complete catastrophy. Vocalist Jei Doublerice is an utter monster with deep growls that once more recall those of Cattle Decapitation's Travis Ryan. His pure intensity and expert use of cadence to complement the relentless driving rhythms is nothing short of a wonder to behold. And in addition to the headbanging chugs and arthritis inducing sweeps, I also encourage you to listen to the opening of "Pain" with headphones in order to experience the full effect of these mathy, mind-melting riffs.
Critiques: Just give me more and find ways to carve out your own niche in this bloated genre along the way.
The Verdict: Add Bereavement to my growing lists of heaviest releases and must-listen EP's of 2020. This is a truly sick offering from a band I'm excited to see grow in the future.
Flight's Fav's: Beast, Pain
- Review by FlightOfIcarus
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