Now, I need to get it out there that I’m not normally a big slam death metal fan. I think the genre has its merits but there is only so much I can deal with. So, it is with that in mind that I take on Analepsy’s new record, ‘Dehumanization by Supremacy’. Seriously though, what the fuck does Analepsy mean? Is it like epilepsy but for your arse? Anyhoo….
The Portuguese death dealers bring it hard and heavy from the outset, with dense breakdowns and machine gun like double bass. Vocals like the very belch of Satan vomit indecipherable malignancies over a thunderous chugging riff monster. Like I said, I’m not the biggest fan of this kinda death metal, but over the short, 22 minute run time, ‘Dehumanization by Supremacy’ is just about the perfect amount. Be it the bowel rattling crush of ‘Genetic Mutations’, with its horrendously heavy breakdowns, or the unstoppable juggernaut of ‘Worm Putrefaction’, Analepsy deliver a definitive statement of how to succeed with slam.
‘Dehumanization by Supremacy’ is the sound of one band saying enough is enough. Analepsy are unforgivably heavy, and they push your ability to survive to the limit, with sickeningly heavy groove and brutality unmatched. Faced with the riffs of the likes of ‘Lethal Injection’, humanity will have no choice but to be exterminated.