"Embryonized" fulfils all the requirements of a brutal Death Metal album, from the detuned guitar riffs to the gore filled artwork and lyrics. Vocals which sound like pig grunts and drums that have that often annoying pop to the snare, everything here reeks pure brutal Death Metal.
The problem of course being that there are millions of such CANNIBAL CORPSE inspired bands that utilise the same grooving tempos and brutal sections and HUMAN MINCER, while being good and certainly enjoyable, providing you are in the right sort of mood, are by no means essential. Despite this I can imagine that there would be very few fans of the brutal Death genre who would not be pleased while listening to this.
There are sections of real class where some of the more grooving slow and mid paced guitar riffs will have anyone's head nodding away, but overall this has been done to death and it only really essential for the die-hard fans of the genre. By now you should know what to expect and I say that you can either take it or leave it as either way it won't make a big impact on your life. (Online March 10, 2004)