Spawn Of Possession - Incurso

It's been six long years since Spawn Of Possession's last offering, "Noctambulant" and the Spawn Of Possession guys have been spending that time respawning something as evil and twisted sounding. That saying, avid fans of the band, myself included favour the technical blastorama that was "Cabinet". Those unfamiliar with the Swedish tech-deathsters prepare yourselves for an awesome array of technicality on all musical fronts. Think Necrophagist, perhaps Obscura and I hear alot of Gorguts in the mix. Add alittle bit of Neo classical influence and I think you'd be close! It's also worth a mention that the lads have just signed with Relapse so expect to see these guys everywhere from here on in!

I remember when these guys first came about, everyone was mesmerised by their breakneck speed and technicality. They were on Unique Leader then which housed all those very technical bands such as Deeds Of Flesh, Disavowed and Pyaemia but to name a few. It has to be said it is awesome and the technique by all instruments is second to none. But I have to say whilst there is so much going on, it just becomes a techicolour blur. The production is very very clean here with all instruments cutting very nicely indeed. It's almost quite clinical sounding which I think it does need to get all intricities to shine through in the music but in all honesty it could indeed sound abit heavier. Whilst were on the subject of heavy songs, I found the tracks "Servitude Of Souls" to be an absolute crusher of a track, using alot of groove and technicality to shear ones ears of my head. I hear a nod or 2 to Suffocation in the track, "Spiritual Deception" which I enjoyed. I also found the closing track "Apparition" a killer closing track. The rest of the songs whilst none were weaker than the two aforementioned tracks, they just past me by. Like I said in a blur! I found the songs at times were quite long too which by the time you get to the end of the album can be a little tiresome I have to say.

Fans of the above influences should most certainly check this album out and I'm sure by the time folks are reading this the bands following has probably increased tenfold. It's has to be commended though it's an extremely well written album and executed with absolute finesse. The band has earned their place on the Relapse roster and I wish them well indeed though however for such an intricate album, it does indeed lack variety. The impressiveness soon wares off and it becomes a sonic blast of sweep picking, blast beats, crazy bass playing and gutturals. Pretty cool but certainly no classic. All technical death metal fans should definitely give this a listen. On a closing high, I have to say I really dug the artwork and I thought it was cool to see something a little different!

1. Abodment
2. Where Angels Go, Demons Follow
3. Bodiless Sleeper
4. The Evangelist
5. Servitude Of Souls
6. Deus Avertat
7. Spiritual Deception
8. No Light Spared
9. Apparition
Reviewer: Connor
Apr 23, 2012
Next review: Perversity - Ablaze

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