the first day i received Diminishing Between Worlds, i listened to it 8 times back to back. a month later, and i’m still giving it a daily spin. this album ups the musicianship and songwriting tenfold from their debut, and there is a huge and noticeable influence from later period Death…which is always a good thing.
no longer a Suffocation clone, Decrepit Birth’s new cd seamlessly blends the technical porficiency and brutality of modern death metal with the melody and attention to detail from the genre’s forefathers and first experimenters – Death, Cynic, Pestilence, Gorguts. the lyrics are intelligent, introspective and thought provoking, fitting in perfectly with the music…and the production on this cd is absolutely monstrous – i’ve been listening to metal for 13 years now, and this is one of the best productions i’ve ever heard on a death metal cd.
all in all, this cd is the culmination of everything good in the vision of Chuck Shuldiner when he and his band Death created the sound we call death metal. fans of technical, intelligent metal shouldn’t miss out on this album for anything.