Formed in 2012 from Christchurch, New Zealand, Rendered Helpless are a Brutal Death Metal outfit that is best described as a style of environmental, hatred, violent, Si-Fi themed and monolithic branches of Brutal Death Metal. With Entities of Transdimensional Emergence released on April 21st 2017 through self release, this album features nearly 29 minutes in duration with 9 astonishing and demolishing tracks that polarized the listeners eardrums. Following up to 2016’s debut of Unstoppable Parasites, Transdimensional Emergence in my honest philosophical view is without questions nor hesitation involved is absolutely magnificent beginning to end! This is an album that ultizies Brutal Death Metal compositions, Slamming vocals, intelligent chemistry and a atmosphere so raw/ gritty this is a boundary to any monumental success within the Extreme Metal community.
For a one man project band, lyricist and musician Alex Paul really showcases his fundamentals, sophisticated and relentless musicality to really bring out unforgettable and comprehensible riffs to not only create a sophisticated, diverse and matured albums, but his creativity amongst other one person Brutal Death Metal bands such as Putrid Pile and Infecting the Swarm can prove anything to unleash chaotic, rebellious and dispensed flavorings is what Transdimensional Emergence is all about. When you take natural selections from mid-paced and groovy sections of brilliant drums, symbolic guitars, minimalist tempos and atmospheric passages reminiscing of Scientific emanations from the vocal delivery, it’s really hard to describe the Album’s presentation without going into much deep analogies. Songs such as Fall Before Me, Entities of Frenzied Masturbation, Envoking Eradication and Patriarchal Supremecy, Transdimensional Emergence offers traces of technicality mixed in with unexpected dimensional and monstrous complements is one of the biggest highlights upon hearing this album. Overall, Rendered Helpless created an album that’s varied, experimented and relentless aggression that should not be slept on!
Overall Score: 8.5/10
Review by Jake Butler