Released: 2013, Universal Music India
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