ALBUM REVIEW: Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race

 

Chalk it up to me partaking more in the reefer these days and revisiting professional wrestling as a hobby again, but I feel like I took a chair shot to the back of the skull. Why am I feeling discombobulated? Have you tried listening to Blood Incantation‘s Hidden History of the Human Race (Dark Descent)? No? Then why don’t you go to your nearest highway and attempt to run across during rush hour traffic? Best of luck.

There must be something in the Colorado water (cough, pot) that’s allowed these dudes to figure out the strain that is going to please the Dying Fetus, Gorguts and Cynic audiences all at once. I live in Massachusetts, so I get access to some awesome smoking material, but it appears that I’m going to have to pack up a caravan and set the course West as soon as possible.

Let’s skip the formalities and jump right into the main event that is ‘Awakening from the Dream of Existence to the Multidimensional Nature of Our Reality (Mirror of the Soul).’ Take that, Nile, you will not go unchallenged in the wordy Death Metal title department. In this eighteen-minute slab (it’s that heavy) Blood Incantation channels spacey Progressive Rock and welds it together with wrist spraining riffs and dollops of tempo changes like this was Death‘s Human. They could’ve just dropped this track and called it the fiercest EP of 2019.

 

But fortunately for us, Blood Incantation are benevolent death gods and decided to share other tasty treats on this extreme metal feast. The opening minute of ‘Slave Species to the Gods’ alone would have rival death metal outfits looking over their shoulders. While the riffs may be blunt force instruments most of the time, guitarists Morris Kolontyrsky and Paul Riedl make a point to show off their surgical leads on ‘The Giza Power Plant.’

What are you still reading this for? Go out there and get your brain broken in the best way possible, too.

9 / 10

HANS LOPEZ