Monday, January 21, 2013

Pathogen - Miscreants of Bloodlusting Abberations

A four member death squad from San Pablo, Philippines. Pathogen has been making their brand of death metal since 2001. Getting the word out the old school way by doing tape trading and Cd-r trading through zines and any other outlets that will allow their morbid musical obsessions. Miscreants of Bloodlusting Abberations will be released through German Dunkelheit Produktionen.

Atrocity Exhibit begins this madness. Raw guitars, gritty vocals, they sort of remind me of the first Sepultura album Bestial Devastation. A solo drifts in and its impressive, grabs you by the ears and pulls them off, this is followed by some disharmonized riffing that is creepy as hell but yet effective for the style they are creating. Monolith follows with some killer arrangements true to the old death metal style. Heretical Wisdom, good grinding on the drums for this track, a good mosh-pitting riff right in the middle. Abyss of Perpetual Upheaval is a journey through hell with some raw and relenting battery to your skull. Ideological Strife, some elements of thrash and punk style drumming but the vocals keep it on the death metal side of the fence, some cool guitar dives creep in and out on this track adding lots of dynamics to this composition. Despite some line up changes through the past decade this band seems to be determine on delivering their music to the death metal masses. I think their current line has great chemistry displayed on this album. Afterlife (Sacrifice cover) the drums fall a bit short of the original song but its a nice attempt regardless. Uranium Mesiah closes this album, this track caught me by surprise as it approached the end it went into something unexpected, there is a very cool melody happening with some excellent licks, considering there were lots of discorded style patterns on all the other tracks this one is much different and I fell in love with it as soon as I heard it. I look forward to their next release and would like to see how they evolve in the coming years. I recommend this album for fans of early Sepultura, Pestilence or even early Morbid Angel. 
~Artemortifica

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