Monday, April 28, 2014

Body Core - Decrepit Within

Body Core - Decrepit Within

Tracks:
1. Poison of Choice 
2. Encased in Human Remains
3. Immersed in Filth 
4. Decrepit Within
5. Enuresis 
6. Throathammaer/The Pity Relapse
7. O Lux
8. Misery Reigns Supreme
9. Her Arachnid Limbs Stretched Across the Room

Background: 
 Body Core is a modern Swedish Death Metal band bordering on Thrashcore, Deathcore, and Metalcore. Hailing from Hässleholm, they were formed in '97, went on a hiatus in '09 and started writing again in 2013. 

 This album starts out with a sound clip of a man screaming "Shoot me!" and it sets the tone for the whole rest of the album. Disturbing. Don't get me wrong, I like disturbing, but I was a little unnerved by this man's voice. He seemed to be in so much pain... so much agony. Deathcore ensues after what I assume is the click of a gun. You couldn't understand the lyrics unless you looked them up and read them with the music... But you probably could understand them if you could read them. This album was produced really, really well, I don't even have to mess with the equalization. The song changes suddenly into almost classic metal, then to a Metalcore section... back to Deathcore. Suddenly, there is a... Ska breakdown. All these genre changes don't detract from the seriousness of the album, oddly enough. It's actually really cool to hear, and shows how versatile this band really is. The second track is basically the same story, minus the semi-clean bridge that goes into a Wintersun type Blackend Power Metal riff. Track three starts off with with a double tracked speaker over a guitar with some interesting effects. It's still clean, but it's just about to break up and there is a large amount of delay. The speaker is obviously talking about sex.  The next track starts off as a technical Deathcore type riff. I don't think I can stress enough how often this band changes genres. I'm almost reminded of jazz during the clean section of this song. I keep having to check the song list to make sure it's the same song. Back to the Marilyn Manson type speaking, into a jazz breakdown... 
 Overall, this band is really good. Just when you think you've heard it all, they throw something new at you. I give this album an 87/100, and would definitely recommend this to a friend who likes modern death metal. 

Favorite Track: Decrepit Within. So many genre changes, really showcases the band's versatility.Body Core – Decrepit Within