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Earth-Sick ItalyCountry Of Origin: Italy
Gory Blister - Earth-Sick

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MB Rating: 8.3
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User Rating: 8.2
[5 Vote(s)]
1.
The Breeding (Intro)
2.
EarthSick
3.
Plague And Pray
4.
Decanted Embryos
5.
Dominant GenEthics
6.
H.I.V.
7.
World Damnatomy
8.
Soul-Borne Maladies
9.
Serpent Verse
10.
Voices From The Sea

Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2012
Label: Bakerteam Records
Categories: Death, Technical
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8.2 out of 10 / 5 vote(s)


MetalBite Review by Adam M on 7/1/2012
This is a great recent Death Metal album that incorporates complexities into a sound that is reminiscent of earlier Carcass to create interesting material overall. The songs on "Earth Sick" have a weird vibe to them and mix this with elements like speed to create an interesting mixture.

The songs are exciting to listen and varied, which makes the album a fun listen, particularly for the Death Metal genre. There is a science fiction vibe tied in with the song titles and overall atmosphere found here that makes the album quite enjoyable to listen to. The level of song-writing isnít as polished as some of Carcassí best material, but itís still a far cry above a lot of recent Death Metal. The songs are full of energy and well-performed throughout. The vocals present here are growled in an odd manner that gives the album a very unique flavour. Some songs deviate slightly from general vibe here, like 'Serpent Verse', which greatly recalls Nile in its delivery. This band is consistently interesting on "Earth Sick", but there sound starts to wear a bit thin after a few listens.

Regardless, the good moments on the disc make one consistently want to come back to it. The very Carcass reminiscent nature of the band should make them appeal to a wide variety of Death Metal fans as well. This is a great, but not amazing album that is one of the better earlier ones from the genre this year.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 8.5
Atmosphere: 8
Production: 8.5
Originality: 8
Overall: 8.5

Rating: 8.3 out of 10