"Organic Hallucinosis" (Earache; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Polish death metal troupe Decapitated returns with yet another blistering progressive collection. This seven-track disc is stocked with tumultuous time signature changes that intertwine brutal machine gun guitars, pummeling drums, and intriguing songwriting intricacies, the most notable trait of this quartet. 

With a style that falls somewhere between the anthemic metallic bite of Machine Head and the technical savvy of Meshuggah, tracks like “Post (?) Organic” grind, groove, and leave the listener wanting more. 

Ultra-heavy, incessantly in your face and above all, commanding a strong sense of evil, this disc is one of the finest death metal servings you can help yourself to, and is recommended for those that enjoy groove-laden, no holds barred death metal goodness. 

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"The Negation" (Earache; 2004)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Decaptitated's eight-track death metal meltdown succeeds in paying homage to the greats of the genre without ripping them off. Instead, Decapitated expands on what was left behind for the Polish quintet to work with.

The result is "The Negation," a pummeling collection featuring blistering death metal guitar runs, guttural vocalizations, and an incessantly aggressive rhythm section. 

Tracks like the technically brutal "Lying and Weak" and "Long-Desired Dementia" will leave you bruised, while the grippingly grinding "The Fury" should unleash the inner beast within you. 

Monstrous and maligned - and only in their early 20s - Decapitated have found their place among death metal's elite with "The Negation."

Decapitated: Vogg - guitar; Vitek - drums; Sauron - vocals; Hiro - guitar; Martin - bass.

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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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