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Monday, March 12, 2012

Gorod - A Perfect Absolution review

Year : 2012
Genre : Technical Death Metal
Label : Listenable Records
Origin : France
Rating : 9.2 / 10

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France's premiere technical death fleet is tearing through mere chaos to deliver 38 minutes taken directly from the infinite attributes of its radically capricious originator. With its latest full length declaration "A Perfect Absolution", Gorod makes an efficient move towards the harmonic hook in the sense that the release is packed with full musculature music that exhibits noteworthy propensity to offer masterfully sculpted semi-prolonged motifs to hop unto, while maintaining the intoxicating level of musical intricacy and playful sonic brutality that are trademark ingredients of the genre. The album shows great consistency and content-richness that takes the flow of things galaxies beyond the usual field of operation of miserable criticism, - remember, the piece of art reigns above the critic - a circumstance which is starting to become pretty much "just natural" with legit technical death. This LP is all about the precious readiness to summon top of the heat sonic rabidity with a good amount of metaphoric sonic outposts in the fabric that openly seek to convey a more easily approachable anatomy, and it is safe to say that these segments are flattering their chosen archetypes with a skill set that is very rewarding and supremely pleasant to be treated by. Read on to find out more about those.

Technical death metal and its valiant mission to worship chaos rampant-unalloyed is taken mad serious on the delivery, an artistic behavior that bends to the command of scientific sonic warfare that tolerates no limits other than the ones worth violating. Gorod sports a truly stellar Godzilla mode that turns your pineal gland into a raging maniac on spot, - tazer cannon not included - its technical breaks are compact and efficient, and the one aspect I have been telling you about that I feel characterizes this release, is indeed a pronounced urge to play around with different subgenres in a fruitful attempt to "Gorodify" those without any concept of failure and mercy regarding these key initiatives.

The rhetorical elements to be found are numerous and somewhat/entirely subjective, while the music is complex enough so it can reveal novelty even upon the 111th listen, - I did not yet try it, I just know it instinctively - and this especially is true concerning the very core of the spin, which submissively belongs to fractal-level death metal. With that being said, I picked up herein the musical rhetorics of exigent progressive metal with the promise of going death metal any time, muscular metalcore is equally a part of the fray, - easy, there are no emo choruses - and the band takes the well positioned liberty to deliver radical surprises on occasion, like with track number 5, "5000 At The Funeral". This is a brief-, very well executed moment of smooth jazz all in the tradition of manouche swing with a well defined blunt, just notice how the music exhibits a chord progression-, a harmonic environment that reeks Summertime all the - aua. - time.

With this 38 minute full length, Gorod brings to you an eloquent technical death metal statement that guarantees a lot of pure gold content to soak your ears into. This genre is supremely demanding, and the only reason I score this robust release a tad tamer than what very recent technical death metal has brought to us, is that the other early TDM contribution of 2012, Spawn of Possession's Incurso clocks in at 52 minutes. Other than that, I love them both, and I'm pretty sure that you're loving them, too, if you are serious about what you are giving your listening time to.

Rating : 9.2 / 10

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