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Neuropsy - Vivisection of the Demented Award winner

Vivisection of the Demented
by "Metal Mark" Garcia at 07 April 2022, 8:45 AM

After the commercial success of MOONSPELL in the second half of the 90’s, the Metal scene of Portugal became known and many bands arose there, as the previous name earned attention. Today, the Lusitanian Metal scene is consolidated, and many good bands release very good works on every Metal genre one can think of. And obviously, Death Metal has some very good names, as NEUROPSY, a quartet of Setúbal that comes ripping ears apart with their latest release, “Vivisection of the Demented”.

Their work can be said as a classic form of playing Death Metal with an actual outfit that is influenced by US Death Metal scene, having as references names as CANNIBAL CORPSE, IMMOLATION and SUFFOCATION. But hold your horses: these four guys work on a way that is personal, with that caustic aggressiveness and brutality of the genre, but with an intelligent insight. It’s full of energy and abrasive as Hell, so be prepared to have your necks smashed. Flavio Kebras (the band’s guitarist and drum programmer) is the one who took care of the recording, mixing and mastering, creating a classic outfit: brutal and crude, what Death Metal acts need to show their work. But one must pay attention that things are sounding defined and in a way that can be easily understood by anyone.

“Breakpoint” is just an introduction to the explicit brutality imposed by “Unsettled Seed of Existence” (a sharp and brutal attack of massive guitar riffs). On “A Clockwork to Dementia”, even with the brutality of classic Death Metal, the band shows courage to use some unusual arrangements (and the compact work from bass guitar and programmed drums is really excellent). “Needle Thrusted Sanity” is insane and oppressive at full force, and it’s full of a caustic feeling and some technical parts, and good grunts, and the same appears on “At the Verge of the Mirror”. And “Mutated Humans” is fast and insane, with sickening contrasts on the rhythms and riffs. It’s a massacre! Yes, NEUROPSY is really a very good name from the Portugal Death Metal scene, so praise and hear what is offered on “Vivisection of the Demented”.

Songwriting: 9
Musicianship: 9
Memorability: 8
Production: 8

4 Star Rating

1. Breakpoint
2. Unsettled Seed of Existence
3. A Clockwork to Dementia
4. Needle Thrusted Sanity
5. At the Verge of the Mirror
6. Mutated Humans
Fábio Abenta - Vocals
Jorge Leitner - Bass, Clean Vocals
João Martins - Guitars, Vocals
Flavio Kebras - Guitars, Vocals, Drum Programming
Record Label: DyMM P&M Records


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Edited 07 December 2022

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