When Mutation Becomes Homicidal
Genre: Brutal Deathcore/Slam Death Metal
Cover art of the year, IMO. As someone already mentioned in their end of the year thread, this album is a huge breath of fresh air in the Slam Death genre. Slam has really had a huge amount of new bands show up in the past 2 years, and a lot of it flat out sucks. Shitty, mindless breakdowns w/ generic fart and burp noises a la vocals. These German guys are a unique blend of Brutal Deathcore, Slam Death, and Hardcore. Their are both slams and normal breakdowns on this record. Breakdowns are so-so, while the slams are outstanding. Decent musicianship. Very powerful guitars and bass drums. Production is decent overall, but very effective for the genre. Vocals are nothing out of this world, but they're effective. The biggest thing I take from this album is how heavy it is. Blast beats are used effectively and bass drops are well placed, not just there for the sake of being heavy. Certainly not for everyone, but any Brutal Death fan should check these guys out.
When Mutation Becomes Homicidal (Full Album)