2016’s The Elysian Grandeval Galeriarch by Extreme Metal band Infant Annihilator is a album that focuses on lyricism based on violence, sexual perversion, anti-religious, propaganda and biblical references. Musically, authentically and sympathetically speaking, Infant Annihilator combined many differential influences borrowing elements from Archspire Cattle Decapitation BLACK TONGUE Acrania and hint of INGESTED with the song variations heavily focuses on polished, melodic, catastrophic and visceral displays of vicious technicality. With songs from Soil The Stillborn, Unholy Gravebirth and my personal favorite being Pelt Of Innocent Flesh, The Elysian Grandeval Galeriarch incorporates naturalistic compositions, intense Deathcore/ Slam oriented guttural vocals from Dickie Allen, programmed drums, audible structures of hatred instrumentation and a imaginative, reckoning and destructive sequences featuring annihilation and endless headbanging mentality.
There’s also some Beatdown and minor traces of Downtempo grotesque and gruesome interpretations compared to 2012’s The Palpable Leprosy of Pollution but this time, The Elysian Grandeval Galeriarch upgraded the musical progressions to make the album not overly technical nor generic but rather keeps the musicianship aspects absolutely top notch while retaining stylistic entertainments. These songs are blistering heavy, aggressive and viewed from the finest interpretations around showcasing the band’s most diabolical, imaginative and horrendously raw talented albums for any Deathcore/ Slam albums of 2016. Overall, The Elysian Grandeval Galeriarch is an album not meant for everyone’s taste for extreme music but rather keep the musicality and innovations a finest establishment which I was overly impressed how well stagnated the album portrays. Any fans of Deathcore, Slam and extreme Metal will strap themselves in a ride filled with the deepest, nastiest, darkest and carved organic flesh onto your skin will terrorize the album limb to limb. It’s a massive improvement over The Palpable Leprosy of Pollution and upgraded the wildest foundations for the genre.
Overall score: 8.0/10
Review by Jake Butler