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 even 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 same old 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 many deviations from the genre playbook. In short, Organic Hallucinosis is a ruthless exhibition of musical and aesthetic craftsmanship, and undoubtedly a masterful swan song too.
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