After some EP's and one full length, this is the next album from
the Austrian death metal band Epsilon. After a few spins, I'm not really
convinced yet and that is mainly because the songs don't really stick
to one's mind and are a
bit inconsistent. The band has a rather brutal kind of hectic style that reminds
me of Illdisposed (less groovy) and has a bit of Swedish influences reminding of
Bloodbath. Vocalist Krise has an aggressive grunt, but combines this with harsh
screaming. Besides some old Swedish riff sounds, there are also more modern
metal influences in the track "Nutzmensch Agonie", which is not really my cup of
That half the songs are in English and the other half in German
isn't any problem, both suits the band. If I had
to advice them something I would say that there could have been some more groove
in the songs. The slower parts in "Can They Suffer" are a nice example that groove really
works, at least for me. The instrumental "In Namen Gottes" doesn't add anything
to the album, but fortunately this is compensated by the last 2 songs.
Especially the closing track has something I like, I think it is the combination
of the riff and the drums that does it.
in all, not a bad album, but the music is at times a little bit herky-jerky,
which makes it sometimes hard to follow and focus.