MetalBite Review by Tomek on 3/23/2013
How many times a Death Metal band starts out by putting an album out there that can compete with the best? Not many! Fetus Stench
did just that with their first album and nothing will be the same again, at least for me. ďStillbirth
Ē is relentless, extreme, and intense and I loved it from the first note.
Powerful, meaty guitar sound combined with moshpit-friendly riffing (Cannibal Corpse
) carries a Death/Thrash vibe with some groove and occasional lead, double base, blast and rumble of the drums (Blood Red Throne/Aeon
drummer Emil) is simply exceptional and itís a treat in itself, clanging of the bass and gut wrenching vocals (Morbid Angel/Hate Eternal
) complete the attack and level anything that is still standing.
Ē is one of those albums that donít need to be taken apart. Everything is clear, crisp and tight. Guitars, bass, drums and vocals all are one impossible to stop entity that is as solid as a slab of steel. One that is made to crush, one that cannot be taken apart and cannot be messed with. It is brutal, technical, punishing and unstoppable. Excellent background to an execution or soundtrack to destroying something thatís beautiful. It is like a medieval battering ram made with care and passion, full of exhausting designs and majestic in its presence, yet made with one purpose and made to do only one thing: DESTROY!
is conquering the throne, and as far as I am concerned - only few can stand in their way. ďStillbirth
Ē is one of the most complete Death Metal albums Iíve heard in a while, and if they can keep what theyíre doing or maybe raise it a notch, next time I see them leading the pack and many others will have to try to keep up. It is Death Metal at its finest and Iím not just saying that.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 9 out of 10