album : Consider This
artist : Exhumation
genre : Death Metal
year : 2011
This is going to be an awakening, if not a revolution (which is happening in Egypt), for your jingle loving senses as you will no longer be able to play those looney tunes and say you heard extreme Indian metal. But still, if there is nothing that can make you feel attacked then you ought to Consider This.
(Indian band) Exhumation is back from the dead to make your troubles seem lighter as they cast a shroud of havoc over your dilapidated (and, possibly outdated) definition of brutal death. The first play would allow the songs to mingle themselves with the Exhumation tracks you already know of. In between trying to look for another Tandoori Chick, or maybe the next Oceans of Hatred it is the second play when the fun actually begins.
No intro nothing, the band is on it right from the word go. Sticking to a lot of blast beats, we see the guitar getting pulled like how we have always had on an Exhumation track. From All That Is to Blood Drenched Flags the degree of barbarism is seen going up, so is the mystery quotient. The title track (and, Absolute Power Now) have got these abrupt changes and shifts working in their favor.
Those waiting for a sequel to Racial Slaughter there are more than one on Consider This. You’ve got Black Plague and Worship Thyself which are groovy too, while there is Hell Forbid and Alpha Omega soaring high for their vocal appeal. Even the programmed drums do not allow me to cry foul, it is all in place. There is no mention of bass yet as I thought I’ll sum it up by saying P-man has been sleeping only with the best.
A plush production to go with totally smoochable riffing does not give you time to bemoan over anything. The average track length is around three and a half minutes, and that is how I enjoy this fierce genre. Plug, play, finish, next…
The songs are more or less an exclamation of self worship, triumph and hatred which, according to me, are the key topics holding together mankind. After hearing Exhumation‘s latest release you will find yourself back in a situation where your nipples become erect at the very sound of to-the-point death metal. Consider This tod-phod hai boss!
Key tracks – Black Plague, Worship Thyself, Consider This, Alpha Omega
Rating : 4/5