Review from Sic Maggot Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, June 14, 2013 Under: Album Reviews
From: Sic Maggot Webzine
June 10, 2013
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*Google translation of Czech review

Although we Europeans can sometimes seem at first glance that Down Under in Australia nefrčí metal music too and the only thing which this vast arid country that is itself its continent, gave the music world is unnamed rock legend whose name is consists of four letters and a slash. However, there is rampant underground scene over live and sometimes of their bowels ejecting a pretty interesting group (about nejednomu of us starts to be not Obliviscaris , who last year surged absolutely phenomenal debut, however, far from being just about them). Now look at the other metal fad land of kangaroos, this time from the rank of doom / death metal ...

"Subterranean Disposition" is the debut eponymous one-man project, but the man who stands behind this band, that is, Terry Vainoras , definitely no rookie to the Australian scene moves already for some time and left the imprint of his name in more than one band. Now she embarked on a completely custom project Subterranean Disposition , with whom he sailed to slow water doom / death metal. It is fitting to mention, however, that although the "Subterranean Disposition" initially looks like a classic genre matter and there is no indication that we should wait there anything previously unheard doom, eventually, the album turns out to be quite surprising matter that has many very interesting and to some extent unexpected moment.

But do not expect any extreme antics and boundless experimentation. The base is fixed in the form of heavier doom / death metal, which sometimes inserted at the funeral pyre funeral doom metal, but it is rather exceptional. In addition, occasionally slightly peeks out a little ambient touch somewhere in the background, especially in the quieter moments, but it's almost more výjimečněji. Exactly in the same spirit carries introductory "Between Apes and Angels" along its entire length, and for a good-mentioned tangents I come across it. And for that reason, quite successfully listener the impression that it will be a completely classical genre matter throughout the album. And perhaps because of "Between Apes and Angels" finally became a composition that brings me to "Subterranean Disposition" probably the least fun. The most torque or nearly ten-minute piece is a passage shortly after five minutes, when do Terry leans a little more music for a while considerably faster. When we touched the length, there would probably be suited to deliver (although, to some extent, probably follows automatically from the number just five songs) that all items soundtrack of "Subterranean Disposition" move in larger time scale, where the shortest song, final "My Wailing Keen" , includes a few seconds without nine minutes.

But let's back to the compositions themselves, just as the second "This Prolong Agony" for the first time the full show to what I mentioned above, a demonstration of something not quite expected. In this case, the moment when the commemoration ceremony of the pervasive doom floats a little lighter moment in which sparkle guest singer Phoebe Pinnock from local rock band Heaven the Axe . Consequently, when the word takes on himself again the main brain Subterranean Disposition , added his voice completely, as if he were the author rather Snowy Shaw - until I had to see if Snowy the board also longer hosts. Anyway, this is one of the most significant moments of the album, which probably in memory will be enchanted by the first listen reliably.

The third "Seven Sisters of Sleep" is bears more or less in the same spirit as the first track, but it seems to me much more variable and structured, simply put it in the wrong noticeably more. I guess it will be the reason why I have more fun. Some melodic guitar lines here povedly really well and again it is approximately in the middle passage, when Terry Vainoras goes from quiet strumming in probably the sharpest passages on the album, which is the highlight of the song.

However, the greatest delicacies come in the last two songs. "The Most Subtle of Storms" (again) in his mid calm and gradually goes in deed excellent passage saxophone, under which gradually begins to bubble also very interesting rhythmic tapping. Definitely one of the best moments of the whole "Subterranean Disposition" . Still, if I had to choose the best song, I guess I finally raised his hand up to the final "Wailing My Keen" , which did not offer saxophone, but still has the most progressive impression of the album, as it has the most most variable structure, which is poured from great melodies ( The very onset) to classic doom dying to "quiet" nemetalové moments. In addition, there appears again the voice of guest singer, although in this case it is not so significant contribution as "This Prolong Agony" .

Overall, however, I "Subterranean Disposition" very pleasantly surprised, because I expected an ordinary doomařinu, albeit well made. Although this debut Subterranean Disposition in its basis, but Terry Vainoras on his album and managed to get such a extra spice, which is indeed used style, less is more (despite the fact that it is precisely this part of the music was a major focus for a review) However, it is still enough spice to make this dish doom proved very comfortable.

Rating: 7.5/10
Reviewed by: Monsterfuck

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Released: October 27, 2012
500 Copies (400 regular, 100 digipack)
Experimental Doom Metal