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Old 10-18-2005, 01:51 PM   #3
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Metal Domination
The band formed back in 1997 and they have already released two demos and one 7". The band comes from Belgium and "Insidious" is their debut album which released last June through Brutal Bands. Emeth, which is the moniker for this band, deliver to us a pure death metal assault, with a lot of modern elements. So we can say that Emeth, combines the traditional death metal with some brutal elements and we have the brutal deathcore result. This release has nine songs which all of the are about three minutes, in order to blow your head very quickly from the headbanging. Remarkable is that the band has already done their first USA tour and of course have already play many live shows. Actually i hope someday to see them live, in order to see if they can transfer all the power from the album to the stage. It is needless to say that in these nine tracks, you will hear guttural vocals, hyper fast drums parts and hellish guitar riffs. If you are a fan of this kind of metal, you can check it out.

The Blastbeat
Fans of Hate Eternal, Disgorge, Dying Fetus and the likes take notice. With "Insidious" Belgium's most promising brutal death metal trio displays its awe-inspiring strength. Recorded at Excess Studios, Rotterdam "Insidious" comes with a dry, hard hitting solidity which only serves their technical, pummeling death metal. 'Impermanence Of Being' opens this album and displays all where Emeth is about: blasting if not intelligently structured brutal death metal with well-placed mid tempo parts and grooves. Matty Dupont provides a firm framework of riffs and breaks for drummer Tom Ales to relentlessly blast through, whilst including the necessary calmer parts. Vocalist Tom Kimps has an deep, undecipherable grunt which he applies in a set of different ways. 'Catatonic Entanglement' probably has the best start/stop structure since Aborted's "Engineering the Dead" and 'Manifestation' shows the importance of compact leads. 'Mitigated Enmity' starts off with a small bass solo and further implies on Emeth's talent for modern US death metal. 9 tracks of utterly destructive US death metal are to found on "Insidious". Emeth are the most promising export product from Belgium since Aborted, Prejudice, In-Quest and Leng Tch'e. Don't like Dying Fetus current course? Force fed on Hate Eternal? This one is highly recommended for your brutal needs.

Musicextreme.com
If you like bands like Criptopsy or Malevolent Creation you will be delighted by this guys from Belgium. Their music is at the top fo the brutality scale with fast drumming (including some machine-like blast beats) played by this beast called Ales Tom. The guitar riffs are fast and they have that extremely low tuned sound that adds a lot of heaviness to death metal music specially when it is as brutal as Emeth´s. Kimps Tom vocals are of the extreme gutural type, with nothing to envy to George Corpsegrinder or Chris Barnes in their most guttural performances. You want speed? That is the second name of this devastating band. Do you want an excellent killer sound? This band has it with a killer mix on each instrument, specially on the drumming and the guitars. This is bestiality unleashed over mankind....you just have to taste it.

Pullthechain
I already reviewed the very good (yes) brutal death metal of our land mates through the Face Your Underground (Deathmetal.be) compilation. In few words, Emeth sure do practice what they preach , offering some nine songs of ‘in your face’ brutal death metal with some grindcore surroundings. The basic approach is rather straight forwards with continuous impact and (astonishingly for a band of this nature) direct access. Analysing this album, it becomes obvious that our land mates have find their own style and impose their own trademark even if some facets of their music are on a par with most of the American acts signed by Unmatched Brutality or Unique Leader Rec. There’s throughout «Insidious» a good differentiation in both pace and patterns and for this reason, the whole product don’t suffer from the usual lack of impact and diversity. «Insidious» meets all requirements that apply to the genre but also brightly includes something more personal and interesting that what you have the use to listen to. Highly recommended.

Dreun
Jaja, slim bekeken die bandnaam … Hij begint met een e! Hoeveel metalbands kunnen dat zeggen? Ooit maakte Emeth iets wat verdacht veel op metalcore leek, ‘Insidious’ is hun death metal-debuut en jawel … it’s from Belgium. Na het horen van deze nieuwe stuurde ene Phil Fasciana van Malevolent Creation spontaan een ‘you guys kill’ naar de heren. Maar lees nog even verder voor je naar de winkel holt. Deze Limburgers – jawel – leveren een brok kwaliteit af. Acht sterke nummers met een loepzuiver en tegelijk heel vol geluid (Hollands trots: de Excess Studio in Rotterdam). ‘Insidious’ omschrijven is niet zo voor de hand liggend. Ik hoor Noord-Amerikaanse invloeden. Af en toe doet het gitaarwerk denken aan Disgorge (US). Wat na ongeveer een minuut in “Endemicy Preordained” gebeurt, had op een album van Nile kunnen staan … als Nile het geschreven had. Maar over de hele lijn klinkt Emeth helemaal niet als de net genoemde of andere bands. De geniale opener “Impermanence Of Being” en opvolger “Catatonic Entanglement” zijn hier mooie voorbeelden van. Wat we gepresenteerd krijgen is voornamelijk ‘eigen stijl’. Door het hoge tempo lijkt ‘Insidious’ een album zonder omhaal en hoewel het een opgefokt werkje is, steekt het vol met breaks en talloze subtiliteiten. De tracks hebben doorgaans een complexe structuur en bevatten vaak verrassende wendingen die na meerdere luisterbeurten hun effect blijven ressorteren. Er wordt heel strak gemusiceerd. De grindtechniek van de drummer is niet bepaald de minste en de gitarist speelt zeer gevarieerd (vooral brutaal maar ook neurotisch, verdraaid of spectaculair). De zanger gaat heel diep, op een aantal momenten guttural a.k.a. piggy style, zoals bijvoorbeeld in “Mitigated Enmity”. Meer van dat in de toekomst. Heel lekker! België kent een ontzettend lange rij van ‘gevestigde’ death metalacts: Aborted. Tijd voor uitbreiding dus, want ‘Insidious’ is voor mij het beste Belgische death metal album van de afgelopen twee jaar. Indien uw platenboer niet aan dit album kan of wil geraken, check dan gerust even de site van de band. De heren gaan trouwens in augustus de VS onveilig maken.
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