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Cerebrum [GRE] – Iridium

cerebrum [gre] – iridium

Let me start with this. I almost gave this album a skip because of the terrible production. This kind of prog styled Death Metal should have crystal clear production. But looking passed that I love what I am hearing. It’s not overly technical but still leans its way to the prog style of Death Metal.

The vocals are very reminiscent of Steve Tucker (Morbid Angel) which I am a big fan of. The lead work is great and all the members fall into place where needed without letting it sound too messy. If this album was more technical it would have been a disaster with this production. A big stand out track for me is “Memory Hoax”. It really has an old-school vibe. If this album was released in 1992 it would have been an instant classic. But I hate to sound like a broken record about the production. But, if this album had better production it would have been a near perfect album.

Lets hope these boys from Greece will have a better budget next time around. Music this good deserves a better recording. (Pazuzu)