"Soul Sphere" (Sumerian Records; 2015)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

Born Of Osiris are deathcore. I've heard of them but never really listened to them but, well, now I'm hooked, left-hooked. I know that deathcore can get a bit monotonous because, let's face it, your face is what they want to smash and the beats can get blasted too much to the point of dullness but if you have some great sounds to add in then you might just find your niche. Born Of Osiris come with the heavy and never let you catch your breath. Deathcore doesn't allow for breaks ... well, bones maybe.

The vocals can be clean and mean. You get the deathcore growls but you get clean vocals (on a few tracks) that add a melodic layer, you can also hear the metalcore breakdowns, so, in combination, you get two styles of music between metalcore and death metal. Plus guitar is freakin' fast and I dig the sounds that come out. This disc is forty-six minutes of brutality with occasional glimpses of hope (just kidding, you're going to get brain bruises but you won't know until you try and listen to some other kind of music). "Soul Sphere" is Born Of Osiris's fourth disc. The guitar sound effects will keep you listening long after your core has been deathed by metal.

This band of beasts consists of: Ronnie Canizaro vocals; Lee McKinney guitars; David Da Rocha bass; Cameron Losch drums; Joe Buras keyboards, synthesizers, vocals.

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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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