Unanimity and the Cessation of Hostility EP
2007, Twelve Gauge Records
Misericordiam, "Unanimity and the Cessation of Hostility EP"
Las Vegas' Misericordiam is a chugging, blasting, gurgling modern extreme death metal band. In the past the band had a strong deathcore lean with plenty of breakdowns and the inhaled pig squeel vocals, but with Unanimity and the Cessation of Hostility have shed basically all of that influence settling on a relentless, grinding form of death metal.
These guys basically sound like the bastard child of Eternal Suffering and Aborted. They really want nothing more than to rip your head off and shit down your neck, which I kind of like. The gutteral, somewhat monotonous growling gets a bit tiresome and the same can be said of the never-ending blasting, though the band does occasionally break from that and exchange some nice groovy slam riffs.
Here's the thing though, at 6 tracks clocking in around 13 minutes, I shouldn't get bored, but unfortunately I do. There simply isn't enough difference between tracks and the vocals get a little annoying after a while. This is quite the extreme disc and that shouldn't be taken lightly. Looking for melody, varied songwriting, or anything other than pure vitriolic hate put to plastic? Look elsewhere.Tyler