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Pyrexia: Feast of Iniquity

Jackhammer drumming? Check. Growled vocals? Check. Trebly guitar throwing out 32nd and 64th notes? Check. Yep, this is all you need to have a decent death metal record these days, and Pyrexia has it in spades. While I found this enjoyable, I did not find a lot in it that I felt set it apart from other bands playing this style of metal. Clearly, the musicians are very talented, notably drummer Doug "Bones" Bohn, who has to play most songs at a tempo a lesser human might find impossible. Every now and again, a guitar solo might emerge from the murk, the words might be understandable, but after a while I began to feel a bit worn down, or perhaps it might be better to say beaten into submission. Which I think is the goal.

I think the disc might have benefitted from a song here or there which changed up the tempo and slowed things down. But it is full bore all the time. Pretty impressive, actually. And I am not sure a recording is the best way to experience the band; I suspect in person this would be a killer assault. But sonically, there is much of sameness here, and enjoyable as I found it, I would like a bit of variety.


Track Listing
1. The Pendulum
2. Infliction
3. Death Wish
4. Cocoon of Shame
5. Cryptic Summoning
6. Thy Minion
7. Wheel of Impunity
8. Panzer Tank Lobotomy
9. Born of a Jackal
10. The Feast

Added: October 15th 2013
Reviewer: Dana Lawrence
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Related Link: Band Facebook Page
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Language: english

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