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Consider This

TypeStudio Full-length
GenresDeath Metal
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Submitted by level 퀴트린 (2011-02-01)
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Track listing (Songs)

1.All That Is-0
2.Blood-Drenched Flags-0
3.Black Plague-0
4.Worship Thyself-0
5.Consider This-0
6.Hell Forbid-0
7.Absolute Power Now-0
8.Alpha Omega-0

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Reviewer :  level   (70/100)
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Comprising 3 ex-members of acclaimed Indian extreme metal band Demonic Resurrection, Exhumation plays a more straightforward brand of death metal compared to their former band's choice of symphonic/melodic blackened death metal. Consider This is the band's debut full length album, after their 2005 and 2006 EPs, with the 2006 EP For Personal Consumption Only garnering praises from the metal underground.

As the band begin their blasting madness with All That Is, one instantaneously realises that this isn't going to be your everyday death metal. Beneath all the chaos above, there is a melody that runs continuously underneath the brutal riffs and relentless smashing of the drums, and it is in the technical and odd melody, reminiscent of djent gods Meshuggah that display the genius of guitarist Prashant. On songs such as Blood Drenched Flags, the comparison is more obvious with the lead guitar lines in the middle of the song that takes the limelight and with the instruments taking the back seat for a moment. However, this melody-lurking-in-the-background effect does cause the album to falter at times, such as on Hell Forbid, where the background guitar line starts to sound like a persistent mosquito buzzing around you, only that you can't make it go away until the song's over.

The band also provides a few quirky moments in their music, displaying their ability to have some fun while meaning business at the same time. On parts of the title track, Consider This, the band breaks into some form of circus themed music, except brutalised and technical-ised, with the melody and the drum beats. Not exactly most people's notion of fun, and perhaps not even what the band has intended it to be, but certainly adds an interesting touch to the music.

The personal highlight on this record though is the drumming of Yash, who can shift between time signatures and drumming styles with ease. For example, the intro of Worship Thyself present a slower side of Exhumation's music yet Yash manages to entertain himself before breaking out into the usual chaos. The songs are also written in such a way that it sounds as if the drumming of Yash is the main driving force behind the music, though this isn't necessarily a bad thing!

Consider This? Unless you are a self-professed non-fan of death metal, do yourself a favour and consider this. In fact, there isn't even a need to. Just grab it if you have a chance to.


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