Sunday, November 22, 2009


Talk about an impressive debut album.
The first from Santa Cruz, California's Decrepit Birth, ...And Time Begins, is an absolute, non-stop, pummeling declaration of total war, from the opening drum fill to the nine minute closing track. Comprised of composer/guitarist/vocalist Matt Sotelo, lead vocalist/homeless weed farmer Bill Robinson, Vital Remains/Deprecated/Dying Fetus bassist Derek Boyer (who left to join Suffocation), and blast-fiend extraordinaire Tim Yeung (former skinsman for Hate Eternal), Decrepit Birth was the perfect blend of death metal star power and small-town hessianism -- and it shows here.
By the release of their Cynic-y, overthought second release Diminishing Between Worlds, Decrepit Birth was back to only two original members (Sotelo and Robinson), absorbing three members from like-minded Santa Cruz/SF tech-metallers Odious Mortem. Which left Time Begins as something of a singularity, an amazing, flash-in-the-pan slab of utter brutality without precedent or equal. Plus, cover art by Dan Seagrave. So everybody wins.

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cory said...

these guys sucked so bad live.

Shelby Cobras said...

I went to see them live twice and they flaked both times. meant to mention that in the writeup.

Viagra Pharmacy said...

The album and everything in it is really good, and they suck live? I wonder if the ones playing the record are the same playing live. If you can't deliver Live what you deliver on a record then you are doomed, and better stay home.