Fast. Faster. Inhumanly fast. DECREPIT BIRTH is certainly fast. Fast equals brutality here. Nine songs of brutal Death Metal all packed in thirty minutes. With basic math that makes about three minutes per song (but some songs are just above the minute mark and the last one with all of its intros and outro over nine minutes long). But since the band pulls the songs through with haste and won't stop for no one that is not an unforgivable fact.
But because of this diversity is a lost cause for DECREPIT BIRTH. Monotonous blasting straight down the line, not to mention totally unoriginal. If I didn't know it was DECREPIT BIRTH it could be any brutal Death Metal band for all I care. Technically speaking the guys are good, they do their share without flaws (Tim Yeung from VITAL REMAINS handles the drums). There's nothing wrong with the sound overall. It's nicely crushing and pulverising. But unfortunately those are not enough to rescue this, they just keep this from sinking completely to the mud the unoriginality and lack of any hooks has dragged them in.
You see there's nothing I can cling to. It's like trying to get something to stick on a Teflon coating. Nothing I would remember after the CD has come to its halt. Nothing interesting. Simply put this is nothing. There's a lot of better bands in this genre for you to be wasting money on instead of this one. (Online January 11, 2004)