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Human Vivisection - The Perpetual Gap

Human Vivisection
The Perpetual Gap
by Marcos "Big Daddy" Garcia at 29 December 2016, 7:44 AM

There are some albums that make a writer’s work extremely difficult…

Yes, because some bands truly insist on sounding like many others are sounding, in redoing what was already done before, and sometimes, in a better way. This is the case of the quintet HUMAN VIVISECTION from Belgium. Their first album, called “The Perpetual Gap”, is a recollection of all Brutal Death Metal clichés you can think of.

It’s another band on that classic case: you can feel that they have talent, good musical ideas and very good musicians, but they fall in the trap of those without courage to try something different. The result is an album filled with that sensation that we heard that before. The album shows some good moments, but the whole outfit puts them among many other bands doing the same thing. The sound quality was done in a way that their musical aggressiveness can be understood. Yes, it is clear in a way you’ll hear vocals, guitars, bass guitars and drums parts alike and without any problem. It’s not the eighth wonder of the world, but it’s good.

The greater problem of their work is the lack of a personal musical work. As I wrote above, they use all the clichés from Death Metal you can think of (but with a Brutal Death Metal insight), sounding like thousand bands we already know. Of course, they show potential on songs like “Age of Disgust”, the technical guitars on “The Perpetual Gap”, the slow tempos of “The Transmutation Program”, the fast drums on “From Blaspheme to Viscera”, the slow tempos of “Consumed by the 4th Dimension”, and the contrast between fast and slow passages of “Creation of the Spiritual Machines”, but it’s not enough to save the album.

They’re wasting their potential in this way, so I hope they can evolve until we meet again in the future.

Originality: 3
Songwriting: 5
Memorability: 5
Production: 8

2 Star Rating

1. The Enigma of Subsistence
2. Age of Disgust
3. The Perpetual Gap
4. The Transmutation Program
5. Feed the Warmachine
6. From Blaspheme to Viscera
7. Birth of a Defective Race
8. Consumed by the 4th Dimension
9. Indulging in the Downfall
10. Creation of the Spiritual Machines
11. The Inevitable Confine of Existence
Yenthe Meeus – Vocals
Roy Feyen – Guitars
Sonny Hanoulle – Guitars
Robbie Cuypers – Bass
Olivier Smeets – Drums
Record Label: Rising Nemesis Records


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