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siLLy puPPy
1 stars INFAMIA was a tech death metal band from Venice, Italy who released only one album in 1994 and a couple demos. One was simply called "Demo" and impossible to find. SUBCONSCIOUS AUTOPSY is the other and it was released in 1992. This one is also quite rare but yet a very tempting tidbit for collectors of rare and obscure tech death metal from the 90s. The good thing about SUBCONSCIOUS AUTOPSY is that there are no tracks on it that are featured on their one and only full eponymous album release. The bad thing is that this was only ever released on cassette and the production is absolutely HORRIBLE! It is more hiss than actual music and sounds like listening to a band practicing in a building across the street with a radio beside you tuned in between stations. Atrocious! But a rare demo so it has to be cool, right? NOT!

The music is also less than stellar. While the debut album caught my attention for its stunning disregard for the norm and delved into jazz infused death metal antics and was Italy's answer to the Florida tech death metal band Cynic, this demo doesn't quite hit all the same notes. The seven tracks on this one are sort of that blurry grey area between tech thrash and tech death and the compositions while decent if given an even remotely acceptable production value would probably garner a 3 star rating from me, but the production is so bleepin' bad that it even exceeds my threshold of tolerance. This one is really forgettable and not even worth the time of day seeking out to listen to. Skip straight ahead to the light years ahead sophistication of the debut album where no hiss will make you think like you've fallen into a pit of cobras and the compositions will make you think of an anarchic version of Cynic.

siLLy puPPy | 1/5 |


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