Released: 2009, Heaven & Hell Records
Reviewer: Robert Williams
North Carolina's Natu Sabverata originally recorded the fifteen track EXISTING TO ENSURE YOUR DESTRUCTION record before breaking up only to have a reformation of sorts once label interest was piqued by Heaven and Hell Records who have just released this several years old album.
The biography for Natu Sabverata makes comparisons to metal heavyweights such as Slayer, Celtic Frost, Sepultura and Trouble; none of which I can hear a noticeable influence of when I pop this CD into my stereo. The band's website refers to Natu Sabverata as being "Circle Pit Metal" which I personally think makes much more sense in describing Natu Sabverata's pretty much generic death metal sound.
Natu Sabverata play heavily on vocal phrasing that blatantly rips off Glen Benton of Deicide, with backing vocal ripoffs to boot. What saves this band from being a complete ripoff is the guitar playing of Jacob Edwards that doesn't even attempt the masterful technical shredding of the Hoffman brothers' former namesake; instead opting for chugging stop start sludge that panders heavily to fat, sweaty, drunken idiots that love to make circle pits at your local dive bar. The fifteen tracks that make up EXISTING TO ENSURE YOUR DESTRUCTION are pretty much interchangeable throughout the duration of the disc, none warranting particular mention above any other.
The lyrical content up for offer here is your typical disdain for all organized religion tripe. Nothing is offered up that evokes anything intelligent or creative to back the band's argument. I guess they were relying solely on the supposed aggression in their music to back their message which is unfortunate when there is already an endless plethora of bands who do it better in terms of musicianship and lyrical platform.
All in all you can't discount the enormous effort it must take any band to write, record and perform a fifteen song outing. Here's hoping the next disc from Natu Sabverata features some radical changes in terms of sonic accessibility.