Spawn of Possession - Incurso
There's been a fair amount of hype from various extreme and underground websites concerning Spawn of Posession's latest "Incurso". The band features current and former members of Necrophagist and Obscura, both bands that fans of Technical Death Metal wet their pants over.
One of the problems that can be had with Technical Death Metal is when the members focus solely on showing off their chops to the detriment of the actual songs themselves. Many bands of this genre do this and ruin whole albums as a result, forgetting that metal is supposed to entertain and not just wow their audience.
Thankfully though Spawn of Possession, while showing off their chops generally don't forget that Technical Death Metal is supposed to entertain as well as impress fellow musicians and potential endorsers as to how awesome they play. Although a couple of songs (Apparition, The Evangelist) stretch out a bit, they don't tend to overstay their welcome in terms of length.
If you're into bands like Obscura, Abysmal Dawn or Beneath the Massacre you're going to be in for a treat when you hear “Incurso”. For those of you who generally don't care for this style, it probably won't do much to win you over. (8/10)
Band info: www.facebook.com/SpawnofPossession
Label info: www.relapse.com