Published Apr 17, 2015Despite the departure of founding member and guitarist Scott Ellingboe, Minnesota-born death metal band Incinerate return with unforeseen force on their pulverizing third full-length, Eradicating Terrestrial Species. Original member and vocalist Jesse Watson is joined by drummer Darren Cesca (ex-Goratory, ex-Arsis, ex-Vile), as well as bassist Sasha Wilczynski (ex-Mortify, ex-the Georgian Skull) and guitarist Ted Isac (ex-Mortify) — Canadians both — to follow up the band's 2008 record, Anatomize.
Keeping things concise and to the point, Eradicating Terrestrial Species comprises about a half-hour of unwavering, no frills brutal and technical death metal. Maintaining a consistent, obliterating pace throughout the record, Incinerate showcase their penchant for straight-up speed and technicality — without going overboard — rather than saturating the album with groove-filled slams. Featuring nine impeccably written and performed tracks, as well as a perfect cover of Severed Savior's "One by One," Eradicating Terrestrial Species exhibits Incinerate's mastery of their craft. (Comatose)