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Devolved - Technologies (9/10) - Australia - 2002

Genre: Death Metal
Label: Copro Records
Playing time: 50:00
Band homepage: Devolved

Tracklist:

  1. Distorted
  2. Supremacy
  3. Progress
  4. Second Face
  5. Adapt
  6. Fallen Cities
  7. Aversive Control
  8. Functional Conflict
  9. Emergence
  10. Hidden Track
Devolved - Technologies
One can just hope that the statement inside the info booklet "Forget RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, this is the machine getting it's own back! DEVOLVED is the future of Metal" won't be used for the advertising campaign, because the styles of these two bands couldn't be more different.

Who expects complicated Rock with Rapvocals will already press the stop button within the first seconds and throws this demonic piece out of his player. DEVOLVED are violent, fast, loud und merciless, so unprepared souls could feel some cold sweat. Imagine, one would put MALEVOLENT CREATION and FEAR FACTORY (R.I.P.) together into one studio and with the time, one will get some results, which could be very similar to the DEVOLVED release.

Seems like exaggerated a bit and will never be witnessed, but exactly those two bands come into your mind, when you listen to "Technologies". Complex, yet often progressive, and they deliver one crusher on one another without forewarning. It's full of neckwrecking blast beats, harsh croaks and growls, discreet electronic samples and pretty much shredding guitars, so with this record, you never come to some rest.

DEVOLVED are true pros in case of technical Death Metal and they haven't to fear any comparisons. The Australians will probably influence the future of Metal not very much, but in fact, with "Technologies", they deliver us a record, which can make some pretty furore in the Death Metal underground. I can recommend this album to fans of heavy Death Metal with slightly mad compositions because this album kicks ass. Honour bright! (Online January 25, 2003)

Alexander Ehringer



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