Review: Incinerate – Eradicating Terrestrial Species

Incinerate formed in 1998 by Scott Ellingboe (Guitars/ Vocals also in Dominion) and Randy Grolemund. Jesse Watson joined shortly after as 2nd guitar and later would field the bands Vocal duties. Scott brought to the table songs he had written previously and with the new collaboration Incinerate was born. Jesse recruited friend Mike Presley (Bass, The Body Beneath). They started rehearsals and recorded their debut self-titled demo in 2000. After some touring and several festivals Randy the drummer left and was replaced quickly by Tom Olmsted who played live session for the band.

The band released their second album ‘Anatomize’ on the 17th October 2008 with sickening artwork by Tony Koehl, twisted guitar sounds, heavy guttural vocals, and amazing stand out performances by Erlend and Darren… the album got rave reviews and public interest!

Incinerate Eradicating

Incinerate Eradicating

Track-By-Track Review

The Prophecy
It explodes, it grinds, and makes light work of the task ahead! Blistering noises feel like the world is coming to an end!

Inhuman Inoculation
Those tremendous low growls are so encompassing! The riffs are repugnant and harsh, blending into some superbly wicked beats that accompany it. Feeding the soul and more than satisfies.

The Arrival
Devilishly bewitching as the acrid splurge of sounds melts into the audial making them tender, like beating meat with a tenderiser! While the swirling madness just oozes from the increasingly volatile rampage.

From Distant World’s
This track fills all the senses and in particular ravages the ears in an all-out frenzy of yet melodic intensity. It chugs and feeds the brain with eager passions.

Eliminating the Indigenous
Deep bursts of high screams and low pitted growls accompany a raucous and disorientating wildness that is prevalent in every riff and beat. It has stalking qualities that a very hard to ignore, but then again why would you?

Incinerate live up to their name in true metal form and come out the other side triumphant in having produced such a superb album. The energy, the hunger, the anticipation is all there seeping from each of their heavy riffs and magnitude of rhythms!”

Unable to Ascend
A really superb opening with a sampled voice that says “Traditionally, during this meal, we are to place shrouds over our heads, hiding our faces from God. I don’t hide from God!” the track then bursts into an angry and frantic haze of malevolence.

Cultivation of Human Offspring
An urgent sounding sampled voice terrifyingly whispers about their fear until a savage chord breaks the pretence and floods the speakers with a grotesquely gargled blast of deep growls so low they resonate! Dramatic and deeply profound!

The Berserker
Yet another male sampled voice appears to a dull throbbing beat telling his story. The anticipation increasing growing until the music ignites its damming spark in a torrent of rage. It certainly is aptly titled!

Fucking the Rotting Nun
Can Brutal death metal get any more brutal? Yes it can with this dramatic title and another sampled voice howling “He told me to fuck her and I did. I fucked her, oh God, Oh God, oh God, he had a gun in my mouth the fucking gun was in my throat, Fuck!!!” I don’t need to embellish on this little story for sure. The music literally touches on all the scales and bounces into another universe!

Reviewing this mighty fine album, I feel so very much in my comfort zone. It’s like sitting in your favourite armchair – you have sat in it so much that there is an in-print of your backside in the cushion. Not only is the cover delish the tracks are spellbinding and outrageously heavy, this band tick all the boxes for me. With the scavenging growls invading the ears to freakish guitar riffs that pulverise and an ever increasing, hypnotic, fast beat, that is truly compelling and exciting to witness. The incomprehensible vocal gurgling’s are wild, untamed and clear as dishwater, but thoroughly satisfying all the same.

Brutal death metal is bewildering at best, but so right are those guttural secretions that add depth and unfathomable evil to the proceedings. Although extremely hostile to un-tuned ears to the ‘tuned in ears’ it is a symphony of pure delight. Incinerate live up to their name in true metal form and come out the other side triumphant in having produced such a superb album. The energy, the hunger, the anticipation is all there seeping from each of their heavy riffs and magnitude of rhythms. Are greater things to come from Incinerate? I do hope so! In-fact, I know so!

Incinerate ‘Eradicating Terrestrial Species’ is out 21st April 2015 via Comatose Music.

Incinerate formed in 1998 by Scott Ellingboe (Guitars/ Vocals also in Dominion) and Randy Grolemund. Jesse Watson joined shortly after as 2nd guitar and later would field the bands Vocal duties. Scott brought to the table songs he had written previously and with the new collaboration Incinerate was born. Jesse recruited friend Mike Presley (Bass, The Body Beneath). They started rehearsals and recorded their debut self-titled demo in 2000. After some touring and several festivals Randy the drummer left and was replaced quickly by Tom Olmsted who played live session for the band. The band released their second album 'Anatomize'…

Review Overview

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Brutal Death Metal!

Summary : Incinerate live up to their name in true metal form and come out the other side triumphant in having produced such a superb album. The energy, the hunger, the anticipation is all there seeping from each of their heavy riffs and magnitude of rhythms.

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