S U M M A R Y . R E V I E W S
Company: Nuclear Blast
Reviewer: David Loveless
Another technical death metal masterpiece, but flawed by production
In my opinion, Origin is one of the greatest technical death metal bands ever to emerge. Known for their technical brutality and extreme consistency, Origin knows how to deliver the goods. On their latest offering, Unparalleled Universe, Origin once again demonstrate their need for speed, with the occasional mid-paced track that is just as pummeling. Unfortunately, the production is terrible. The sound is muddy, the volume is really low and it just doesn't compare to 2014's Omnipresent, or even their 2008 masterpiece, Antithesis. If it weren't for the production, this would be an album of the year contender for me. Still a great album though!
RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF:
Spawn Of Possession, Deeds Of Flesh, Dying Fetus, Cryptopsy
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods
that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
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.
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.
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.
Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors.
There is much better metal out there.
Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.
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