Their debut album Lemanis was powerful; Time Travel Dilemma is masterful. What more can be said, apart from you need this album. Contact Spaceslug. Streaming and Download help.
Report this album or account. If you like Spaceslug, you may also like:. Reflections of a Floating World by Elder. Elephant Tree by Elephant Tree. Lore by Elder. Moths by Moths. Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 7, Ashen Blood by Green Druid. But Afterbirth are nothing like Archspire or Rings of Saturn. Afterbirth are a down and dirty Artificial Brain, Gorguts, and Defeated Sanity loving death metal band with killer riffs and the Cookie Monster vocal stylings of Demilich.
In this respect, The Time Traveler's Dilemma is the sum of its parts, because the parts are oh so good. Despite the aforementioned Gorguts, Afterbirth aren't like the oppressive amount of Luc Lemay worshipers like Ad Nauseam. Instead, they merely adopt the spirit and oddity of their inspirations, most notably Artificial Brain with whom they share Will Smith.
What they do not share with either band is the tie with Colin Marston, which is a blessing and a hindrance. The Time Traveler's Dilemma could sound better. The vocal tone is weird and the mixing is off. Things sound muddled when the shouldn't and clean when they ought to be a little more gruff.
As a package, it sounds great but with a fine tooth comb, the faults do show. However, it does sounds unique. All respect to Marston, he's a tech death production hero, but the scene is currently facing what hardcore has for years with Kurt Ballou. Blemishes aside, it's good to hear an album of this ilk stand out aesthetically, if only a little. Where The Time Traveler's Dilemma stands out a lot , though, is in its relentless riffage. It's one after the next with "Multiverse Dimentia" and "Eternal Return" having some head-bobbing catchy guitar lines throughout.
Big Boss thought I might like it. He never is wrong, but in this case when I saw the cover, I was worried to say the least. Why, you might ask? Well, Islander, you were right, I ended up loving the song. I was not familiar with their demos or EP, so I decided to check what I could find on YouTube and then listen to the full-length. This album for me is quite the big surprise, and I listened to it more than 4 times before I started writing.
In this particular song, he comprehensively makes slow death growls before the chorus. Devouring the Hungry Ghost contains some low-toned shrieking. However, the guitar still has a lot to offer. Natural, yet bizarre harmonics and single-note riffage. The latter example creative and technical approach applies to the song Drills and Needles.
This also includes Devouring the Hungry Ghost. Additionally, I noticed the guitar works in Maggots in Her Smile was much better than the original version on the demo. Over the years, the bassist has improved so much he adds a lot of technicality and unity within the music; helping in making a remarkable record for his bass work, to be memorable, intriguing, and joyful.
Timeless Formless , with the variable vocals of Will, and Devouring the Hungry Ghost - the most sonic track. The album cover is very original, stylistic, and unorthodox in brutal death metal; to my knowledge. Of course, you do have Maggots in Her Smile whoever she is , Drills and Needles , and Devouring the Hungry Ghost whomever they may be , but this goes to show you can be creative and experimental and try something different, instead of always having to stick to the same stigma. Report this album or account.
If you like Afterbirth, you may also like:. Shrines of Paralysis by Ulcerate. New Zealand technical death outfit Ulcerate have often been praised for their innovative genre approach—but six albums into their discography, there's even greater strength in their consistency. Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 20, Infinite Regress by Defiled. On this career-best LP, the Tokyo death-grind band temper awe-inspiring technical discipline with sudden, unsettling twists.Afterbirth (6) All of this and more combine to form the basis of AFTERBIRTH‘s current musical output, The Time Traveler’s Dilemma. credits releases July 28, Other Versions (1 of 1) View All. Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year; ULR Afterbirth (6) The Time Traveler's Dilemma (CD, Album) Unique Leader /5(8).