Organectomy - "Domain of the Wretched"
“Domain of the Wretched”
Slamming death metal straight from the rich and beautiful country of New Zealand, Organectomy pummel your ears with brutal slams and tech heavy leads.
“Domain of the Wretched” is actually re-issue of the bands debut album. Originally released in December of 2017, completely self recorded and self released through bandcamp. “Domain of the Wretched” now see’s a proper release through Unique Leader records on May 11th of 2018.
You want slams?
This albums has slams.
From start to finish every elephant stomping slam hits you in the head like a sledgehammer. Infused with slightly dissonant and tech heavy leads, the slams prove to be the main focus of each songs structure. The guitar tone is on point, it has a perfect amount of crunch and low end so when the leads are in the fore front you can clearly hear every not being played. But when the slams hit, they sound obstinately heavy and inexorably crushing. The dual guitars of Sam McRobert and Ashton Moore flows and paces nicely within the constructs of each song. Intracranial Incubation is a solid 2+ minutes of slamming riffs with some nice triplet flourishes and chord progression leads rounding out the rest of the song with epic pinch harmonic notes that once again flow right into a slow, heavy, chugging slam ending.
Deafening 808 bass drops in coalesce with clean and powerful sounding drums truly give Organectomy its hardest hitting moments. No fake programmed sounding drums on this record, which seems to be the current trend in most modern Brutal Death Metal, no snare that sounds like the lid of a garbage can either. The drums sound loud and full with enough variation between blasting and relentless double kicks with added cymbal flares. Jae Hulbert utilizes his entire kit here with merciless ferocity.
The Bass of Tyler Jordan steals the low end show. He rounds out Organectomy with ease that truly consolidates the sound of the band.
The vocals are somewhat (I hesitate to use this word) “generic” for a Brutal Death Metal band, the typical low end gutturals where you cant make out any word that's being said. But it does fill the brutality quota nicely and doesn't detract in any way from the bands cohesiveness.
Organectomy “Domain of the Wretched” gets a 7/10