Derketa - In Death We Meet

Posted on Friday, August 17, 2012

People have accused me of being misogynist in the past, which makes no sense to me whatsoever as I’ve always been nice to cunts. I kid, I kid! Truth is, women have always wanted to be treated as equals in the workplace, and deservedly so, the Death Metal genre being no different. So, it seems the most sexist thing I could do would be to automatically heap praise on something merely due to the parties involved being female. Take for instance this debut album from Old School Death/Doom unit Derketa which took an amazing pair of decades to see the light of the day. I could say it’s the most awesome thing ever recorded just because I find the ovulating all-star quartet responsible —Mary Bielich (ex-Mythic, ex-November’s Doom) on guitar, Sharon Bascovsky (ex-Eviscium) on guitar/vocals, Robin Mazen (ex-Demonomacy, ex-Impure) on bass, and Terri Lewis (ex-Mythic) on drums— to be an eyeful. I’m not going to do that, it simply isn’t fair. Truth is, In Death We Meet is average at best. It’s average now and would’ve been average in 1988 when the band originally formed. The slow, plodding riffs that accompany every indistinguishable, drawn-out song are uninspiring to say the least. The station-to-station drumming is uninteresting throughout, and for me to say that Bascovsky’s passable-yet-mediocre Death growl is just as good as any dude’s passable-yet-mediocre Death growl… well, I don’t see how that’s a compliment. It’s an A for effort, and a steadfast lesson in perseverance, but at the end of the day, it’s just an unmemorable Death/Doom album… with boobies.

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Koji Kabuto said:

Best opening line in a review ever.

Posted on Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 01:29:35 AM

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