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Balatonizer - Occlused in Ottusity - 2005 - This Dark Reign/Devil Doll Records

Track Listing
1. Intro
2. Muscular Prevarication
3. Corporal Usurpation
4. Ciccio Tagliavia
5. Brutal Devastation
6. Caimme
7. Anfame
8. C.E.P.
9. Petra Lavica Etnea
10. Abominations of Triviality
11. Diabolos
12. Occlubinated Eyes Convergence
13. Scacciatiesta
14. Pulverization after Intimidation
15. Inebetit
16. Eaten
17. Cerebral Regression
18. Guttural Satisfaction
19. Macabrotic Poetry
20. Microscopic Brain
21. From the Obsolation to the Obeteration
22. Putrification of the Mind
23. A'cinta No!
24. Sbigottit
25. Primitivity 46
26. Reborn in Ignorance
27. Se So Sa
28. Sucaman
29. Ottenebrated Perseveration Through Mental Disorder
30. Occlused in Ottusity
31. Anal by Anal
32. Tristeza
Italian Death/Grind outfit Balatonizer has put together a 25-minute, 32-song assault on a cd launched it under the name of OCCLUSED IN OTTUSITY.

There has been nothing to get excited about in Grind over the past couple of years and unfortunately this does nothing to ‘raise the bar’. The recording quality is very crappy; leading to an even more sludged up lyric then what you usually already get on a poor Grind album.

What you get at here is a mixed up muddle of death vocals, thick guitar riffs and hideous layering. Basslines are drowned by the vocal growl, which isn’t worth listening to anyway because of the childish lyric that seems to be plaguing this genre presently.

The booklet inside contains some amusing cartoons depicting the band maiming random pedestrians, but other then the half second laugh it gives my inner child it can’t hide the fact this album is horrible.

Young bands like this need to at least go out to ‘mimic’ the likes of Napalm Death and Carcass before trying too hard to be original straight off the bat. For such a short album it became very tedious very quickly.

Intransigent fans of the genre will look at this as a ‘coming of age’ piece, but more mainstream listeners of the genre will leave well enough alone.

I hope that these guys improve and make me look like a Kansas bog lemming but I seriously doubt it.



--Neekoy 12.22.05













Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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