Undeath


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Lesions of a Different Kind (2020), 5/10
It's Time?...?To Rise From the Grave (2022) , 5/10
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New York state's trio Undeath, fronted by growling vocalist Alexander Jones, whose early line-up had debuted with the EPs Demo 19 (2019) and Sentient Autolysis (2019), staged a revival of 1990s death-metal on Lesions of a Different Kind (2020), excelling at murky mid-tempo dirges like Lesions of a Different Kind, Entranced by the Pendulum and especially Acidic Twilight Visions. Unfortunately the second part sounds like a diligent reenactment of stereotypes and little else.

The booming, thick production of It's Time?...?To Rise From the Grave (2022) cannot hide the fundamental banality of the songs. The avalanche of riffs is overwhelming, and the tornado of drumming is relentless and asphyxiating, but this is a case in which the whole is less than the parts. Defiled Again and Necrobionics are the songs that match the ferocity of their heroes. The Deep Purple-esque progression in Rise From The Grave and the melodic chorus of Human Chandelier amount to very little. The rest is background music for horror movies.

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