Released: 2005, Unmatched Brutality Records
He's back… Shawn Whitaker, the one man massacre known as blasphemous brutal death act, Insidious Decrepancy! Doing the guitars, bass, vocals and drum programming, Whitaker is one talented son of a gun! This being Insidious Decrepancy’s second album, Whitaker shows a little less technicality on THE INERRANCY OF PROFANATION compared to his debut, 2002’s DECADENT ORGY OF ATROCIOUS SUFFERING. Don't get me wrong, though, if you liked the debut, you will like this one, too.
Insidious Decrepancy plays brutal death, filled with twists and turns, blastbeats and breakdowns, slams, and guttural vocals that we all love…or hate?!? Whitaker's vocals vary on this album, as he does some insanely low barking gutturals a la John Gallagher (Dying Fetus) and some great shrieking highs sounding like early Glen Benton. The guitar work is top notch and his brand of technical insanity is exactly what I look for when I listen to death metal. His slower breakdown riffs are absolutely crushing! I looked up while on the bus and realized everyone was staring at me while I was headbanging profusely to this album. I guess a good comparison to describe Insidious Decrepancy would be Dying Fetus meets Putrid Pile, with a little Devourment and Deeds of Flesh thrown in.
The song titles on THE INERRANCY OF PROFANATION are ridiculously long and ridden with big, intellectual words (who said death metal wasn't educational?) For example, the second track, "Surreptitious Misanthropy Voraciously Consuming Rationality Thus Invoking Dormant Sociopathic Desirest", leads me to think to myself, “Does this guy even know what this means?” All of the lyrics are written by William Hutchings, a friend of Whitaker’s, and don't quite match the intelligent sounding song titles. They are rooted mostly in blasphemy, gore-filled killing and debauchery. The cover art, courtesy of Jon Zig, definitely isn't for everybody (don't show your mother!), showing a blood-covered Jesus anally impaled on an inverted cross.
Insidious Decrepancy are on Unmatched Brutality Records home to such brutal acts as Brodequin, Inveracity, and Retch. If you are a fan of technical brutal death metal, I would highly recommend THE INERRANCY OF PROFANATION. It is amazing to hear what just one man is capable of!
KILLER KUTS: Befouling the Adoration of Christ, The Inerrancy of Profanation, Festering Oral Infestation of Parasitic Anomaly