3rd February, 2008

CRUSHINGLY HEAVY, technically astounding, monstrously epic, etcetera; Cannibalised is not for the faint hearted. This is progressive metal at its most deranged, and is quite simply mind-blowing. The riffs flow, the structures are interesting, drumming is insanely tight, the vocals are furious bordering on rabid.

‘Fallen in Fear’ begins with John K’s inhuman, screeching vocals, and the album doesn’t let up. Orchestral sections merge with the standard metal blast-beats and chugging riffs to show just how effective metal can be when it comes to instrumentation; ‘Predatory’s tempo-changes are a perfect example. Biomechanical have created a very special brand of Armageddon.

7/10

Published in Student Direct, February 2008