Instrumental intro ‘Get Out’ rapes the ears of its listeners with a momentum build-up, which eventually sums up the majority of the album that lies ahead. Meshuggah meets Abacabb equals A Memoria Brooded; this being my safest estimate of what exactly I’m pondering to compliment. The vocals are slow, and consist mainly of the lows to the mid-range screams, rarely seeping into any high scream categories, in which I would of personally loved more of for a further, vast concluded range. However, the selection at hand shakes the earth with every bellow from Alex Castillo’s mouth. A demonstrating simile of these vocals would be that of an erupting volcano spreading its fearsome blow to the rest of the world.
The riffs throughout are incredibly butch, layered with enough juice and influence from such metal giants as The Acacia Strain. Listen to TAS’s ‘Tactical Nuke’, and then compare it with A Memoria Brooded’s ‘John Madden’, then you’ll understand what I’m babbling about. These specified riffs are intelligently darted about covering pretty much 98% of this content, whilst the bass and drums become lost in the sound. There’s also several more melodic moments within here. This is best heard halfway through ‘Livin The Life’ – a demented, anger relying track – just like the others I suppose!
Despite the grand hardship to define a favourable song among them all on first, and second listens to the album, there really isn’t a submittable track amongst. It’s fair to admit they’re all suitable placed and the album does not lack length, nor be it too short in its lifetime. Lyrically – the album suffers a tremendous knife to the back, as clearly there are people out there sure to acknowledge, and state that the words “Fuck”, and “Filthy bitch” are punched out a fair few times. For me, this isn’t a problem, we’ve all got beef with the world we live in some way or another, and what better way to release some energy than by the beautiful art of music.
Although diversity may let ‘Human’ down, superb production and abnormal ideas decode A Memoria Brooded into a futuristic sound, born of mass influence from their peers and those of a higher rated status. I’d be highly interested in hearing what could be accomplished on a future release. That little push is all that is needed to create a desired record that I’d surely get excited about, if not everyone else also.
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