Antigama

The Insolent (Selfmadegod)

Metallurgy

Half of The Insolent, Antigama's seventh slab of flesh-rending insanity, makes other death grinders sound weak. Brief obliterations "Used To" and "Reward or Punishment" take prisoners only to torture them later. That's when ambient synths presage the other half, the forward-thinking Warsaw quartet abandoning its wood chipper for a spin on the mosh floor. The hardcore slash of "Eraser" is no huge stretch, but the death & roll of "Sentenced to the Void" swings. The post-punk/doom mash-up of "The Land of Monotony" and the full-on prog of "Out Beyond" – complete with prominent synth riffs – reiterate the Poles' boundary atomizing extreme metal.

***.5

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