Yattering - _Murder's Concept_
(Season of Mist, 2000)
by: Paul Schwarz (
Tagging _Murder's Concept_ simply as "-Very- brutal & -very- technical Death Metal (sic) from Poland with a big fat sound. Need we say more?" actually seems to have been a bit unfair of Season of Mist. For though both these qualities are more than attributable to Yattering, their music is not worthy merely of the attention of anti-progressive stalwarts. The fact that many fans of brutal death (much of the SOD-reading faction for example) may reject Yattering as mere noise and go back to wanking over the new Deicide is definitely to the band's credit. Though not melding technicality into their music as inspirationally or brilliantly as Cryptopsy, Yattering nonetheless combine skull-smashing sound and percussion with jaggedly unusual riffing and jarring, non-linear arrangements. Admittedly, you have to listen pretty closely for _Murder's Concept_ not to merely blur into itself, but if you are sitting comfortably, then as the record progresses and your mind adapts itself to Yattering's pace and style, you are treated to a mind-bendingly warped and twisted musical experience. The lack of coherent song structures or music that is possible to follow does make _Murder's Concept_ more of an oddity than a record which will see repeated spins in your stereo, but it does not divert from the achievement it represents on a musical-dissonance level, nor from the appeal it will have to those of you craving something which is really, truly and purely fucked.
(article published 25/10/2000)
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