||Holding a relatively low-profile constant
in the Swedish underground death metal scene for 14 years, this Centinex
ravages onward. "World Declension" is the band’s 8th
full-length alongside countless EP's, demos, compilations, etc. Some
low-profile, huh? This release showcases astonishingly aggressive
music along with melodies, solos, and even super-harsh brutality.
In short, this is what happens when human karma goes bad! There is
a lot of diversity within each song. Like "As Legions Come,"
this track goes in and out of relentless old-Meshuggah time signatures
while maintaining a melodic sound & also sounding like a brutal
early 90's band. The most brutal track is "Sworn," but the
most energy really comes out of listening to everything. Nothing really
gets too crazy or boring so there is a nice flow to "World Declension".
Clocking in at just under 40 minutes with 9 tracks to digest, you
really want to hear more... especially when "Deconstruction Macabre"
abruptly stops (which is the last track). In contrast to their previous
works, “World Declension” is much more ferocious than
anything else so far. Still... there is more room for melodies, solos,
and of course, more bloody brutality! Like I said, this could be a
bit more lengthy. Needless to say, Centinex have served this album’s
purpose very adequately. These fine northmen simply continue to create
highly enigmatic waves in the metal world. Another marvel!
Reviewed By: Thomas