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A Fierce and Heavy Album from Matianak

An album release from Matianak gives off a blistering array of metal soundscapes that combine thrash, black, death, and melodic metal and gives them all this edgy and doomish undertone that takes over the record and as a result, you end up getting pulled away from your surroundings and put into a whole different world altogether.

The Compilación De Insaniam album spares no time hitting it hard right from the get-go with riffs that breed a fiery and aggressive approach and a tightness between the band members that gives such a crazy energy to the point where it feels like they're all feeding off of each other the entire time.

This record is an escape and more of an experience than an album so if you listen to the whole thing you'll be able to get the full spectrum of what this record has to give and if you're a fan of black or death metal, that this record is 100% for you because it hits all the sweet spots and more while it pushes the envelope enough for you to feel the intensity throughout the records playthrough.

Some tracks have this huge vastness in their undertone, and they breed a sort of atmospheric feeling with instruments that have hints of reverb on them and this great wetness in the mix that lets everything come through super dynamically balanced but also incredibly driving and thrashing.

The guitar work across this record is astounding and the band definitely has a real love for the genre and the craft, and when I say that I don't just mean their instruments or their vocals, I mean writing songs together to put something out that has a fierceness to it and will impact you if you listen to it.

As I said before, certain tracks show elements of different subgenres of metal if you will and you get some great breakdowns and halftime sections that make you think of hardcore from the late 90s or early 2000s, you get a little bit of grindcore, plenty of death metal but it all comes together in a particular way so that you have something that is very forward moving and never loses that energy or that character that it starts with in the first place which might be the most important aspect of the whole thing.

This is an important thing to understand because these guys are not just death metal or black metal.

 They bring in those other influences between the songs on the record and so you do get that vastness and that expansive metal approach.

Again, you have to listen to the whole album. This is not the type of record you just listen to one or two songs and then it's over.

Album then you get that full escape, and you'll have to reacclimate yourself back to reality when it's done, and this is something I love because you don't always get it so when you do it's super refreshing.

The blend of old-school and new-school approaches, guitar tones, and drumming are all spot on and with each different song, they're able to nail this aesthetic.

This was a pounding, opus of a metal release with electric energy and an edgy, heavy-handed intensity that's all performed with a fierce and intricate approach.

Vocals are right up there with the rest of the band's energy and in terms of that haunting and shredding texture, it's perfect.

Take a listen to this record when you get a chance and don't be afraid to turn it up.

Remember where you heard it first.

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