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Reptilian Death
The Dawn of Consummation and Emergence
November 2013
Released: 2013, Universal Music India
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Once again we find another example of universal rage put to music. Death Metal is regarded as the most extreme of all metal genres and is currently prevailing around the world as the ideal sound of universal anger. Pioneering such anger from the faraway depths of India, come Reptilian Death with their second album: ‘The Dawn of Consummation and Emergence’.



Opening tracks ‘Primeval’, ‘Inchoate’ and ‘Soaked with the Imperfections of Puerile Blood’ come with very simple death metal riffs and not too technical blast beats, but it’s vocalist Vinay Venkatesh’s death growls which stand out most, delivering pure evil with astonishing might regardless of speed or technicalities. Anyone who thinks death metal is becoming far too advanced and up itself will find this album a fresh breath of putrefied air.



However, for the more technical death metal fans, ‘Unnervingly Perverted’ and ‘Distorted by Bondage, Blood and Bestiality’ contain long and convoluted blasts and riffs that would rival Dying Fetus and Aborted on a good day. I was also reminded of USBM project Crebain by the gory lyrics and their astonishing delivery.



My criticism however, is over how the album’s signature sound starts to become more and more reoccurring as the album draws to a close. But in all, I was very impressed by how a band from a country so immersed in its religious cultures could produce a record so angry and vicious it’ll get your blood pumping the moment you press play.





Review by Demitri Levantis
Track Listing

1. Primeval
2. Inchoate
3. Stimulate, Hike, Impel, Tear
4. Soaked with the Imperfections of Puerile Blood
5. Emerge, Hatred, Emerge
6. Distorted by Bondage, Blood and Bestiality
7. Unnervingly Perverted at the Altar
8. Patchwork and the Art of Skinning
9. 0
10. Now You Graze Upon Me
11. Marvelous Gods – The Apple Of My Eye
12. Emergence – The World, Your Playground

Lineup

The Demonstealer – Guitars, Vocals, Drums
Ashwin Shriyan – Bass
Nishith Hegde – Guitar
Vinay Venkatesh – Vocals

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Reptilian Death
The Dawn of Consummation and Emergence
March 2014
Released: 2013, Old School Metal Records
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team

What I know about the Indian metal scene could be written on a pinhead, however here I am reviewing the new release by one of the stalwarts of the countries scene. Reptilian Death was conceived 12 years ago as a side project by Demonic Resurrection frontman, Demonstealer.



What is served up on The Dawn of Consummation and Emergence is a fairly standard tech death fare with more than a nod to Immolation, Hate, Malice, Revenge era All Shall Perish and Demigod era Behemoth. It rattles along at a fair pace and the lyrics seem to be suitably demonic.



The problem here is that much of the music is unremarkable and could be any number of latter day bands of the genre. The production does not help matters as it appears to be very cold and ‘digital’ and does not leave any allow any soul, character or nastiness to come to the fore. The tracks are all well played but there is very little variation in sound or approach and as is sadly so often the case this leads to all the tracks bleeding into each other, making it very difficult to form any kind of meaningful opinion on each track.



Undoubtedly there is a high level of musical talent on show here but each riff seems to harken back to something which has been done before, even the solos and guitar sound seem to be somehow derivative. Maybe I’m be a little unfair here some of the compositions such as O and Patchwork and the Art of Skinning show some variation but too often a riff here and a fill there throw back a little too directly to their influences.



All in all The Dawn of Consummation and Emergence is not a bad album and I’m sure some younger fans of this kind of stuff will be creaming their skinny jeans when they hear this but to me this just seems to be a case of seen heard it before and played with more venom. But there is not enough to set this apart from any of the other myriad of releases that seem to be radiating from the tech death scene at the moment and in the end I am left feeling somehow unsatisfied by the listening experience.



Review by Scrios
Track Listing

01 - PrimEvil
02 - Inchoate
03 - Stimulate Hike Impel Tear
04 - Soaked With The Imperfections Of Puerile Bloo
05 - Emerge, Hatred, Emerge
06 - Distorted By Bondage Blood And Bestiality
07 - Unnervingly Perverted At The Altar
08 - Patchwork And The Art Of Skinning
09 - O
10 - Now You Graze Upon Me
11 - Marvelous Gods - The Apple Of My Eye
12 - Emergence - The World Your Playground

Lineup

Sugath : Vocals
Arjun : Guitar
Husain : Bass
The Demonstealer : Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums

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