ORIGIN - ECHOES OF DECIMATION - RELAPSE
Origin is back with its follow-up to 2002's Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas album and boy does this thing discharge brutal death metal energy. The obvious departure point for these guys is Cannibal Corpse, but Origin has that much more speed and that much more technicality. In fact, adding to its cannibal stew the band throws in complicated breaks and noisy notes just to throw off the audience. It is no wonder that Cannibal Corpse borrowed guitarist Jeremy Turner from this bunch, for as the remaining members demonstrate this band knows how to play. The vocal styles are bestial and the sound sharp. The sole exception is the drum sound which is muffled and jumbled on most songs which is a pity. Nevertheless, stylistically this is controlled chaos. - Ali "The Metallian"