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Origin: Antithesis

From the awesome H.R. Giger inspired artwork to the technical brutality that you are assaulted with once you hit play on your CD player, Antithesis, the latest from Kansas' very own Origin, is a non-stop, relentless, death metal explosion, sure to please fans of Beneath the Massacre, Brain Drill, Nile, Cannibal Corpse, Arsis, Between the Buried and Me, and Hate Eternal. Complete with perfectly executed vocal growls & screams, a shredding 2-guitar team, gymnastic bass lines, and 'speed of light' drum work, Antithesis bursts out of the gate and never lets up for one second, its 42-minutes going by quicker than you can say 'speed metal'. At the core here are guitarists Paul Ryan and Jeremy Turner, both completely on top of their game, delivering plenty of massive & technical speed riffs and blinding solos, while the bombastic drum work of John Longstreth, the nimble bass splatterings of Mike Flores, and the varied vocal attack of James Lee, make for one killer ride. Yeah, these guys can freakin' play, and they can also put together memorable, punishing, technical death metal songs, case in point, the Nile-ish intensity of "Wrath Of Vishnu", complete with haunting screams and weaving riffs, the crushing "Algorithm", the insanely complex "Finite" (listen to the dizzying drum work on this one!) and "The Beyond Within", or the epic progressive death metal of the title track.

This is perfectly executed, perfectly produced, technical death metal of the highest order, and while for some Antithesis might lack a certain warmth and be perhaps too machine-like, there's no denying that Origin are phenomenal at what they do and are poised to take their place at the top of the progressive death metal world. Highly recommended!


Track Listing
1. The Aftermath
2. Algorithm
3. Consuming Misery
4. Wrath Of Vishnu
5. Finite
6. The Appalling
7. Void
8. Ubiquitous
9. The Beyond Within
10. Antithesis

Added: July 2nd 2008
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Score:
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Language: english

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Origin: Antithesis
Posted by on 2008-07-29 15:30:26
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This cd is like a hail of bullet fire and there is nowhere to go! You can get so lost and overwhelmed by the intensity it is not even funny. This band is poised to come to the front of the death metal line with a release like this.




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