Anatomy of I
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 5 September, 2011
Playing time: 41:27

Years ago I saw THE fretless metal bassist Steve Di Giorgio live, twice with Death, later with Testament. I appreciate also his work with Sadus. I am always happy to listen to his new contributions to the metal world.

Here and there I can feel the presence of Death, for example period “Individual Thought Patterns” on the opening title “Organic Machine”. Do not get me wrong, Anatomy of I is not copying, not at all, but fans of Schuldiner’s music should be among the people who will have the good taste to buy “Substratum”.

The vocals are not revolutionary, but it is not the most important issue here. Michael Dorrian is above all a composer guitarist, solid with the rhythms, inspired with the solos. Dirk Verbeuren (Scarve, Soilwork,...) is a drummer who knows what variations in death metal mean.

Anatomy of I is a skilful trio, not here to reinvent the steel, but to cast in your face ten concise but full titles: full of power, melodies, rage, ideas, musicality, style, velocity, the whole wrapped in a warm production. No need to analyze too deeply: just enjoy!


01. Organic Machine
02. Harvest the Fallen
03. Drowning
04. Dimensions
05. Washed Away
06. Fluid River
07. Banished Messiah
08. Substratum
09. As Eternity Ends ...
10. Bound in Flesh

Label: Red Nautilus Records
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Reviewed by: Philippe Leconte
Date: 21 September, 2011