Organic Hallucinosis

“I remember when I first heard DECAPITATED’s ‘Organic Hallucinosis’ and it just blew me away!!!!”–Tomas Haake, from MESHUGGAH. This was in the context of Vitek’s unfortunate death, at the age of 23.

Importance of Decapitated cannot be exaggerated. Intensity aside, that layered combination of rhythm, leads and complex drumming pattern is absolutely devastating. Whether it’s “Day 69”, “Post(?) Organic” or the intricately progressive “A Poem About an Old Prison Man” – Organic Hallucinosis shifts technical death into more demanding musical terrains. And Decapitated accomplishes that by largely remaining rooted in old school structures.

Extending the scope of an already established genre mandates more than just musical skill – a broader grasp of the context is equally crucial. Essentially, Decapitated captures those alien progressive tendencies into the confines of tried and tested death framework. Needless to say, it’s a surgical balancing act. Sheer progressive melody brewed into old school death — and without deviations from the old genre playbook. In short, Organic Hallucinosis is a ruthless exhibition — of musical and aesthetic craftsmanship. Undoubtedly, a masterful swan song too.

Vitek (R.I.P. 2007)

By Selbymay (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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