"Incongruous" (Prosthetic; 2012)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Canadian metal merchants Beneath the Massacre return with "Incongruous," a terrorizing display of technical death metal and the group’s first full-length offering in over four years,

Bolstered with demonic guttural growls galore and a few deathcore tricks up their sleeves (“Light”), this quartet enjoys pounding ears into submission with dastardly guitar runs and blistering percussion work exhibited throughout the entire endeavor (“Hopes”).

Leaving little room for a break to be found amongst dazzling displays of fretboard savagery and drum kit bludgeoning, Beneath the Massacre aim to kill and hit the mark with an overtly clinical Origin-influenced strand of devastation.

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"Maree Noire" (Prosthetic; 2010)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Montreal deathcore troupe Beneath the Massacre present a blistering five-track offering showcasing cacophonous chaos at every turn. Guttural growling vocals lead explosive percussive blasts and spastic mosh ready riffs into pinball machine-like rhythmic collisions yielding spurts of bottom-heavy brutality and six-string technicality (“Designed to Strangle”).

Brimming over with greater degrees of punishing prowess and feral dexterity than their deathcore peers, Beneath the Massacre provide dazzling yet dizzying complexity through their altered states of metallic excess.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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