Insision, "Beneath the Folds of Flesh"
One of Earache's new crop of death metal bands, Insision delivers on their promise of brutal fucking death on Beneath the Folds of Flesh. World Impaled starts things off right with a really catchy octave chord riff and some tight guitar play. The vocalist sounds like a mix between Immolation and Skinless, and the drummer is definitely not shy about dropping the blast beats at any given moment, which lend Insision a subtle gore feel without going too far or resorting to samples. Combined with a stellar production job, the end result is a monumental sound that lends itself to very high volumes. Trapped Within continues is similar fashion with a sick sliding riff at 1:20 and a nice jazzy hit at 2:55 that must make Alex Webster blush with flattery every time it's played. Temple of Flesh is another blood-soaked tune, using a sample of a tolling bell to great effect in the beginning and displays one of Insision's best guitar moves, when the guitarists harmonize octaves at 3:00. Impamiiz Graa is another grinder that sticks out of the mix with the descending harmony line at 0:34 that repeats throughout the song, and things wrap up in brutal fashion with Before My Altar and Ex Oblivione. By the end of the album, you're punch drunk from the brutality, but repeated listens will bear fruit as the songs open up in your head and reveal themselves for what they are. Highly recommended.