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NEUROTRIPSICKS

Gorod

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.03 | 11 ratings

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UMUR
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4 stars Neurotripsicks is the debut album from French tech death metal band Gorod. Gorod started life as Gorgasm and Neurotripsicks was as far as Im informed released under this monicker before being released under the Gorod name.

The music is complex and technical death metal. Brutal yet sophisticated and with lots of great technical guitar licks. The vocals are ultra brutal and there is in addition to the deep sub woofer vocals a couple of piggy grunts which seems to be very porpular among extreme metal bands these days. The vocals are processed which is something Im not very fond of normally but in this case its allright even though I would have prefered a more understandable vocal ( yet still brutal).

The songs are very complex in structure and there are many riffs in each song, but after listening to the album many times it all falls into place and the songs become memorable. My favorite is probably Smoked Skulls. Most of the music is mid to fast paced with the occasional Suffocation like blast beat, but the pace is generally not in blast beat tempo. A song like Earth Pus is pretty fast paced though. Neuronal Disorder State is a bit different from the rest as it has an industrial edge to it.

The musicianship is excellent. Tight interplay and technically accomplished musicians.

The production is good and everything is right in the mix. The drums have a more modern sound than I normally like but they sound pretty good here.

This album places Gorod firmly among the elite of tech death metal bands that have appeared in the last ten years. Bands like Cryptopsy, Decapitated, Necrophagist, Psycroptic and Martyr. Gorod succeeds in making very complex music yet still maintaining the brutal ( simple) accessibility which is so important in death metal. This is a well deserved 4 star album. I cant wait to hear their next one.

UMUR | 4/5 |

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