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Absidia, "Morphology of Fear (split w/ Six Reasons to Kill)"
Morphology of Fear (split w/ Six Reasons to Kill)
Bastardized Recordings
2004, Bastardized Recordings
Absidia, "Morphology of Fear (split w/ Six Reasons to Kill)"

Absidia follows Six Reasons to Kill on the Bastardized Recordings Morphology of Fear split. After SRTK's stellar performance, however, it's a bit of a tough road for these chaotic melodic death metallers. They choose to kick things off slowly with a gentle, uneventful piano intro, "Conspiracy Theory," and only after they've had time to sip their tea do they break out the arsenal with "No Longer Willing to Wither." This song, as well as the rest of the disc, are similar to, though a little grittier than recent efforts by In Thy Dreams (speeding drums, solid melodies, and heavy breakdowns). Basically, Absidia's contribution to this split is decent, though their production is lacking, and they probably could have done with a few more studio takes before committing their material to CD. They've put together four decent tracks here, but due to the first half of this split, they're easily overshadowed.

Standout Tracks

   No Longer Willing to Wither
   Reversal of a Broken Hearted

Peter Johnston