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Demiurgon – The Oblivious Lure Award winner

The Oblivious Lure
by Justin "Witty City' Wittenmeier at 08 July 2019, 4:54 AM

This Italian five piece known as DEMIURGON has created a unique Death Metal monster with their second full length album, “The Oblivious Lure.”  Considering how insane and intense this release is, a uprising amount of variety awaits the listener across the eight monsters that quality as tracks.

The band throws in a whole smorgasbord from the Death Metal toolkit—Brutal, Technical Skills, and even some groove are cut up, reorganized and taped by together as a reanimated freak hell bent on wrecking your ears. Despite all the band lays out on their torture table, there are often moments where musical hooks catch the ears.  The guitar at the end of the second track, “Kapalikas,” is one such example.  The last minute and a half sounds like what I would imagine might be playing in my head  were I being chased by rabid werewolves—I listened to this on headphones and it was very surreal, to the point where it didn’t feel real or safe

You want speed in your DM?  The opening track, “Tsansas,” is the audio equivalent of a jackhammer—riffs almost too fast to believe crash with some out there lead guitar, guttural screams, and drums that are nothing short of “seventy car pile-up” intensity at all times.  The last minute and a half is the most intense Death Metal I’ve heard all year…the technical groove gliding smoothly over the double bass really caps off the entire track and is a sterling example of why people like Death Metal in the first place.

II Culto Cannibale,” is about twenty songs done in just under five and a half minutes.  The beginning is intense in the best way—precision snare attacks leading the charge of riffs that groove it up faster and faster as the seconds tick away.  The middle portion of the song is a ten-course meal of lead guitar that weaves in and out, rhythm guitar devoid of anything it doesn’t need, so it can concentrate with legalized audio decapitation.

The title track, “The Oblivious Lure” is a bit slower than some of the other songs but that just means the riffs are meatier, the drumming more intense, and the groove turned way up.  I loved how the drums played off the vocals, such as when a growl extends out and the drums smash across the snare a bit longer to back up the moment.  The speed returns near the end of the song for one of the most brutal endings on the entire album.   Remember those hooks I talked about earlier?  The finishing brutality is one such situation, where everything is just so forcibly powerful you just can’t help but to be entranced.

The final track, “The Day Dawn Came Twice,” is bass centered, a low end that drops the hammer so deep your ear lobes will stretch.  The solo is short but mind blowing, leaving soon after it approaches but never taking anything away from the chaos before or after. DEMIURGON’s “The Oblivious Lure,” is yet another monumental release from the guys at Everlasting Spew, one that has a nonstop intensity that is presented in different ways but always in such a way that pulls you into the harrowing journey.

Songwriting: 9
Originality: 9
Memorability: 9
Production: 9

4 Star Rating

1. Tsansas
2. Kapalikas
3. …dei dimenticati
4. Ii culto cannibale
5. Profezia di una specie morente
6. The Oblivious Lure
7. Teatro del coito
8. The Day Dawn Came Twice
Riccardo Valenti – Drums
Emanuele Ottani – Guitars
Dani Benincasa – Guitars
Stefano Borciani – Vocals
Riccardo Benedini - Bass
Record Label: Everlasting Spew Records


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