Revealed in chapters this amazing band Exocrine know how to exert themselves and please the fans of death metal with expanding lungs of steel that produce cast iron growls so low in fact they are off the scale, while the music whistles past the ears in a cascade of temporal extreme madness, it is so deathly evil that one is tempted to actually try and ward it off with a cross – however, I will be holding mine upside down because I don’t want it to stop. The riffing is carnivorous and bites like a hungry rabid wolf. The cover is just as deviant as the music inside the cover, in eye-catching green and orange like something from an insane horror movie. The squeals come into play on the second track and really causes a fluid havoc, is bold and enjoys devouring its prey. As the album unfolds it is evident that Exocrine find themselves in the middle of a swamp of progressive essences that rage in an absolute tangle of rhythms that would be hard to unravel – if you had to. It’s totally complex and mesmerising from start to finish. The flavours blend so perfectly amid what sometimes feels like a mix of all genres but still unpredictable and slightly deranged. ‘Eternal Solitude’ exerts a cracked and creative lure into the unbalanced world of Exocrine as madness swoops in and takes over. It reels you in with every note and every guttural spewing tone and is highly delightful listening.
The chapters are experienced quickly because of the sheer contentment felt with each track it is hard to keep up. The emotion one feels when listening to this album will leave you flummoxed, perplexed and bewildered at its masterful injection and sometimes very subtle style and jazzy outlay is what moulds it together as are the deep throated purges of gnawing brutality that keep it grounded and interesting.
When I reviewed Unreal Existence the band’s debut, I just knew that they would play mind games and fuck with your head and this is exactly what has happened – the hunters have become predators and will pray on the weak make no mistake. The passion that is executed is off the scale and there are no margins to go by either.
Loving the intricate riffs that leave large ravines in their wake, and powerful rhythms that leave toxic rumblings in the gut.
Exocrine Ascension is out through Great Dane Records on 31st January 2017.