Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Incognosci - Trapped in Spontaneous Disintegration

Back in November I got to review an album by the band Gutted Souls, who are a raw sounding old school death metal band with a ton of promise in their sound. Frontman Iron Francisco isn't limiting himself to to just one band. He's got a side project under the name Incognosci that plays brutal death metal more in the style of Dying Fetus and Aborted, with a good heaping of technical death metal influence.

Now there's not a whole lot to review here as of yet, since the only thing the band has released thus far is this two track EP, but it's a short and sweet proof of concept pretty much. You get enough of the band's sound to hear what they could become on future releases. the production quality of these two tracks is a little bit cleaner than Gutted Souls' EP, but there is still a great raw energy to the music, and it feels like what you might get if you actually saw these guys live.

The vocal style Francisco has is pretty consistent with Gutted Souls, with a bit more brutal death style gurgles thrown in, which is great for this style of music. The guitar work has great focus on big chunky riffs, interspersed with great fast paced licks and bits of lead guitar shrills and sweeps, but not to the point of it being guitar wankery at all.

It's hard to fully judge a band based on two songs, but Trapped In Spontaneous Disintegration has me interested in hearing more from these guys. They've got the style nailed down and with a bit of funding a longer EP or maybe even a full LP would be awesome to hear.

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