I was excited to the point of being overwhelmed when the extreme tech-metal gods Origin announced “Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence”, a retrospective anniversary release that includes eight previously unreleased, re-worked tracks and their first EP, getting a worldwide release for the first time. While the inclusion of the extended play is a nice touch, I’m pretty certain that the most fascinating part of this release are the pre-Origin era tracks. The tracks initially composed under the monikers of Necrotomy and Thee Abomination in 1990-1993, were recorded and performed solely by the founding member and mastermind Paul Ryan during 2013-2018.
The intensity never ends through the 28 minute 12 album. Origin destroys everything in its path on this journey through time and it is very clear why Origin are still so important in the Brutal scene. This collection is an important collection of music that documents the growth and creation of what is now one of the biggest names in the Brutal Death Metal Scene. This album is a very necessary part of any brutal collection. (HaCeBo)