DECREPIT BIRTH – Polarity
I remember being handed a copy of Decrepit Birth’s 3-song demo CD, “Deriding His Creation” in 2000, which is a total onslaught of guttural, blast beat ridden death metal. “Polarity”, which originally came out in 2010, now reissued on Metal Mind Productions as a limited edition digipac, with a 2000 count limited run, is for sure this quartet’s best release to date.
“Polarity” has 12 interestingly written and played songs, which shows the band’s ability to be brutally sick when it calls for and be melodic and atmospheric to add more fire to their already insane music.
Vocalist Bill Robinson comes across sounding like some bestial creature from an unknown terrestrial dimension, with his gut instincts focused on mass annihilation of anyone who comes across his uncharted wrath of total destruction.
The guitar riffs and rhythms are not overly technical, and synth passages add more depth to the sheer heaviness found here. The bass guitars have a very low-end rumble, creating devastating earthquakes, and the drums just blow up like landmines on a battlefield. Every beat is as lethal as can be, and Decrepit Birth show no signs of slowing down, as ultra brutality is the key ingredient within their twisted form of death metal.
There are 12 songs as mentioned above, but the cool thing is, they all sound very different due to the unique atmospheres created for each cut. This is a plus as far as I am concerned, as most brutal and guttural death metal bands nowadays sounds so much alike.
Also, hailing from Santa Cruz, California is another plus, as this city at one time was a hotbed of extreme death metal activity.
“Polarity” is sure to kick you in the teeth, in the eyes, and paralyze you with immense fear and emotional torture. Metal Mind Productions Sarjoo Devani