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Old 02-14-2012, 04:12 PM   #301
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There are reviews up, so I guess it'll leak soon. And thanks for reminding me that I just turned old <3
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:16 PM   #302
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:23 PM   #303
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Technical wankery is a term often associated with bands for whom displaying their technical prowess is a prominent goal of their music. The term's only flaw is that it is usually used in a negative way, as if displaying technical prowess somehow automatically reduces the quality of the music. For fans of the genre, the constant changes in drum tempos and patterns, the guitars' movement up and down the scales and the fretless bass doing it's own thing separate from the guitars are important parts of creating the awesome music that is technical death metal.

Spawn of Possession hail from Sweden, and "Incurso" is their third release since their inception in 1997. As was slighty hinted to in the intro to this review, Spawn of Possession play technical death metal, and some very technical stuff at that. Since their last album from 2006 a lot has changed in the band: former drummer Dennis Röndum has taken the role as vocalist, Erlend Caspersen and Henrik Schönström have been brought in as bassist and drummer respectively, and last but not least Christian Müenzner (Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) has joined Jonas Bryssling on guitars. These are two extremely talented guitarists, and even though Bryssling is a founding member you can clearly hear the influence by Müenzner that makes for an obvious comparison to Obscura.

"Incurso" is a 54-minute juggernaut of immensely technical music. Müenzner and Bryssling race through the scales at a velocity that's hard to fathom, and it took me a few listens before I was able to look past the initial impression of chaos to see the countless riff patterns, the recurring hooks and the numerous fantastic solos scattered across "Incurso". But once you get there, you're in for a treat. "Bodiless Sleeper" opens with a recurring riff that I've been completely unable to get out of my head ever since hearing it that blessed second time, "Servitude of Souls" contains a fantastic chorus divided into sections that build up to one another to further emphasize itself, and "The Evangelist" is a 10-minute epic that I have to see live at some point because remembering that monster of a technical song from start to finish is an accomplishment that would take countless hours of rehearsal. And I haven't even gotten to "Apparition" yet, the last song on the album; it sounds like the missing technical song off the last Fleshgod Apocalypse album, and that's a compliment if I ever gave one.

"Incurso" is, naturally, more than two guitarist going crazy. Röndum may have played drums in the band earlier, but his growled vocal lines and occasional screams already sound like an integral part of the band, adding lots to the overall sound of the album. Schönström proves himself to be an excellent replacement for Röndum on drums as he moves smoothly from blasting to thrashy drum beats to slower mid tempo sections and progressive offbeat percussion in a matter of seconds. The only slight let down on the album is that the bass isn't quite loud enough for it to act as a separate entity, but it is audible at times and you can always hear it emphasizing the guitars.

2012 has gotten off to a good start, and I can already say for certain that "Incurso" is going to end up on more Top 10 of 2012-lists than my own. It's got everything a brilliant tech-death album needs and more, and it got me completely hooked right from the get go. I don't count on it letting go in the near future.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:24 PM   #304
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And again, in decent quality.

Horse fury bro.

So what's the word on these slow parts we've been given a taste of? can we expect any more of such sequences in the album? seriously, it's tasty stuff, we've acquired a taste for them and we want more.. will there me more?
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:28 PM   #305
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There's a few yeah, but as mentioned before, the best part was deleted during the mixing process, but It's still definitely more varied than the previous two albums.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:34 PM   #306
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:38 PM   #307
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Someone pushed some buttons and stuff jizzappeared.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:48 PM   #308
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:14 PM   #309
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As a bonus, bassist Erlend Caspersen sent along a video lesson for "Bodiless Sleeper," which you can check out under the stream!
That's the reason I said lesson. Vid was awesome either way, though.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:19 PM   #310
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On youtube every vid of a guy holding a guitar counts as "lesson" haha.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:20 PM   #311
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Saw that review a few days ago while browsing the web - pretty terrible review really.

Hoping for a leak ASAP...
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:23 PM   #312
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Got any more of dem slamz bromo?
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:07 AM   #313
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Someone pushed some buttons and stuff jizzappeared.
I take it you're implying Chalky ate it?
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:12 AM   #314
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:27 PM   #315
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new song is fucking awesome as usual... i really cant wait to receive my preorder!!
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:50 AM   #316
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http://www.teufelstomb.com/reviews/s...ssion-incurso/
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:58 AM   #317
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funny review, but i think it just depends on your taste. Im sure ill dig it.

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Old 02-17-2012, 01:18 AM   #318
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I want a special edition without Christian's solos.
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So I keep reading that Rondum 'took over' vocal duties. I was pretty sure he was always the studio vocalist and live drummer. Am I wrong or do all the guys doing reviews of the album just have clue what their talking about? I've read it multiple times in multiple places since Incurso was announced.

And about that review flayed posted... Does everything have to be compared to Death?
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:26 AM   #320
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I always thought that Dennis Rondum (Sp?) was the band's drummer and studio vocalist on the full length albums. I had assumed that was the same for this new album, but it sounds like he's just doing vocals?

I wonder what Metal Archives thinks.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:55 AM   #321
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Really? Is it that hard to "decipher" Mozarts old arrangement type with intro\verse\refrain -> middle section in a different key and then (intro) verse refrain again? Sounds like rocket science to me, brah.


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I always thought that Dennis Rondum (Sp?) was the band's drummer and studio vocalist on the full length albums. I had assumed that was the same for this new album, but it sounds like he's just doing vocals?

I wonder what Metal Archives thinks.
According to the forums it`s the new Braindrill.
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Really? Is it that hard to "decipher" Mozarts old arrangement type with intro\verse\refrain -> middle section in a different key and then (intro) verse refrain again? Sounds like rocket science to me, brah.
The guy isn't exactly an erudite in music. He thinks Erik plays solos on Inbreeding the Anthropophagi, lol. He also says that Mark of the Legion is more technical than Inbreeding.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:33 AM   #323
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Makes sense. Doesn`t he post here? I`d like to hear more about the 1,5 times he plowed through the album to pick all of this stuff up
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:43 AM   #324
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Yeah, he does. Haven't seen him for quite some time though. According to Teufuls Tomb reviews Facebook page, he received the album earlier today and wrote the review a couple of hours later. Who the fuckdoes that? SoP isn't Six Feet Under. It took me 5-6 listens to really get the structure down on Angels..no wonder he is lost; he must have listened to the album twice.
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"The song writing is… well, there aren’t really any songs. The best way to view these tracks is as riff containers."

Jesus, what an asshole... I couldn't read more after that
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Teufel is a Brudeath fan who likes offending sensitive metal people. No harm, no foul. Read his review of Molesting the Decapitated for a TT classic.
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I know it`s supposedly the "Zero punctuation" of metal reviews, but it seemed just really half assed either way.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:44 AM   #328
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"The song writing is… well, there aren’t really any songs. The best way to view these tracks is as riff containers."

Jesus, what an asshole... I couldn't read more after that

been reading shit like that from reviewers since forever.
most of them just don't have the musical background to give a qualified review on stuff that can be considered prog or tech.
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Yeah I'm not even going to read any review.
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It seems that if the song changes its tempo, rhythm, or a key more than twice, it's just a riff compilation for most of the "metalheads" out there. Obviously, there are some limits, I don't like Viraemia kind of bands, not every skilled musician is a good composer, but I don't know anyone who's able to write such a structures and harmonies as Bryzz :)
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