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Reviews – Chaosmos – Phoosi

01. Ecophagy
02. Chaosmos
03. Cogito, Tamen Non Sum
04. Panoptical
05. Decolonizer
06. Cullscape
07. Nostalgia For Oblivion
08. Warmth Demise

Because of largely unchallenged ranges of virtuosity, ORIGIN have been a benchmark for technical dying metallic for greater than 20 years now. Guitarist Paul Ryan‘s imaginative and prescient hasn’t altered a terrific deal over time, however neither has his band’s capacity to crush skulls in probably the most exact and devastating of how.

If something, “Chaosmos” is the catchiest ORIGIN file but. Clearly that declare comes with the caveat {that a} strong majority of the music on their eighth album is performed at speeds that boggle the thoughts and defy the legal guidelines of physics. However nonetheless, “Chaosmos” is a surprisingly simple dying metallic file. It additionally feels noticeably much less medical and sonically computerized than a few of ORIGIN‘s earlier data, with the riffs being allowed extra room to breathe than was ever the case prior to now. The result’s songs like opener “Ecophagy”, which erupts in true ORIGIN style, with a blur of not possible blastbeats and blurred-finger fret-frenetics, earlier than a warped and crushing groove wrenches the steering wheel leftward. A false ending offers method to a very nourishing old-school rampage, and, inside a mere 4 minutes and eight seconds, Ryan‘s crew have just about annihilated all comers as soon as once more.

Taking part in with this a lot approach and aptitude does not all the time result in nice music, however ORIGIN have honed their songwriting over time. In consequence, one thing like “Nostalgia For Oblivion” feels crafted and dynamic, eschewing the nine-riffs-per-minute batshittery of all-out brutal dying metallic in favor of structural ebb and movement, laced with unhinged however memorable hooks. The title observe is an ideal, three-minute showcase for the dexterous genius of all involved, however when a lurching, mid-paced grunt-metal riff kicks in halfway by, ORIGIN‘s collective chops matter barely lower than their shared capacity to make discerning listeners wish to run by brick partitions. In the meantime, the closing “Warmth Demise” embraces the irresistible, pit-starting energy of machine-gun beatdowns, earlier than scorching off into some kaleidoscopic void with drummer John Longstreth blasting at inhuman velocity. A dismal, ultra-gothic coda supplies “Chaosmos” with a becoming fade to black.

There isn’t a doubt that ORIGIN are among the many most adept musician in all of heavy music, however on “Chaosmos” they put on that repute evenly, and ship a coherent and curiously accessible slab of cracked and cosmic tech-death. Extra of the identical, then, however by some means ever cooler.

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