MetalBite Review by Adam M on 3/27/2010
An obtuse approach to Death Metal is to be found with Murder Therapy
. Their rhythms are jagged, which makes them somewhat different from what one would usually hear within the genre. The question is: can they manage to create cohesiveness and still remain interesting?. For the most part the band is able to do these things, though they verge into slightly strange realms at times. The outfit uses its uniqueness as a standout characteristic to attempt to pull in as many listeners as possible. They switch gears and often grind it out for small portions that are somewhat entertaining as can be seen from 'Two Shots in Colbroke'.
The ability for the band to vary their styles is one of the best things to take from the release. Unfortunately, they can become slightly mired down in this constant shifting at times and become slightly out of focus. They donít quite have the controlled ingenuity of Decapitated
, for example, though they are making strives to attain that. The album ends strong though on a bit of an unfinished note because of the short length of the material. If the band could make the music sound a little more refined, they might be able to push the standard of their stuff up even more. They have an abstract sound created that sets them apart, but donít quite put everything together in a way that would be the most musically precise and listenable.
Thus the outfit definitely have room for improvement, even if theyíre already a reasonably good unit. I could see this appealing to fans of Obscura
and other technical outfits. Those looking for an abrasive yet obtuse recording might be interested in checking these guys out.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 7.3 out of 10