Jul 14, 2015

Prion (2015) Uncertain Process

Band: Prion
Country of Origin: Argentina
Status: Active
Genre: Death metal
Type: Full length
Format: CD
Length Approx.:  46:00 min.
Release Date: 06-02-2015
Current label: Comatose Music
Release label: Comatose Music

IR Classification: Good (3.5 / 5)

Uncertain Process is abrasive and pulverizing with some tech infused

I have to admit it, I don't really follow the Argentinian underground scene very close, but when I saw a promo of this band in the Comatose Music website, it instantly caught my attention for the simple reason that they are from that country, and because I want to hear different proposals, I am pretty sure there are many bands which are worthy to listen for.

But let's go back to our main topic Prion from Buenos Aires, Argentina plays in a pure death metal vein, taking influences from bands like Monstrosity, Hate Eternal and Morbid Angel they are a band of three members, the bassist Walter Barrionuevo, guitarist/vocals Gregorio Kochian and drummer Marcelo Russo, they have been playing since 1994 and they have release a pair of demos, the first one in (1999) "Corpse Dissection" with five tracks followed by their album debut in (2003) "Times of Plagues" with unreleased songs, later on; a second demo in (2007) "Psalmodian Wrath" with four cuts which is probably only to flare up their second full length, because these four tracks were added to it in (2008) "Impressions" then in (2011) "Split Torso Trauma" for their record label beside many other bands, it took them more than seven years to come up with their third production (2015) "Uncertain Process”, this release also comes with a bonus DVD “This is How Argentina Bled”, containing a full live set professionally filmed at The Roxy Live, Buenos Aires in 2013.

Opening with a brutal cut "Power Obsessed" definitely pummels down your brain the double kick blast make the drums sounds possessed by a demon, Marcelo does an outstanding job, the guitars shred your thoughts fast as possible while the grunts make sure you just step into hell, Gregorio shines here, Walter plays a dense bass almost thunderous, the next track is the self titled "Uncertain Process" crafted with the same precept as it's predecessor, when you listen to them won't be difficult to recognize some Floridian death metal flavor, the fourth track "Anhedonist" keep up the blastbeat but near the end they manage to incorporate a bass solo, however the guitars still playing in the background , excellent demonstration of musicianship, the seventh cut "End Is Near" the vocals sounds visceral by Gregorio powerful and devastating riff complement this track, "Losing Itself in the Infinite" destroyed efficiently any trace of melody it's brutal, provocative to head bang merciless, "Doomed Humanity of Horror" starts up with intensity, catchy riff and Gregorio's barking shines here more than the whole album, this could be a great album closing cut, but for some reason they decide to cover a Depoche Mode song "Never Let me Down Again" there is nothing wrong with it, but feels like the balance got lost or at least I didn't get their point.

It is worth it to point out that "Uncertain Process" is abrasive and pulverizing, with some tech infused in it, there is plenty of reminiscence from the Floridian death metal era, Prion from South America is tearing down the wall of doubts, establishing the fact that they have enough talent to play everywhere.

Stay True... Stay Metal… Stay Brutal…

Track List:

1. Power Obsessed
2. Uncertain Process
3. Chronic Disease
4. Anhedonist
5. Now is the Hour
6. Control Societies
7. End is Near
8. Losing Itself in the Infinite
9. Doom Humanity of Horror
10. Never Let Me Down Again (Depeche Mode cover)*

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