Hitting the proverbial nail on the head, Spawn of Possession return with their third full-length feeling renewed and refreshed. Since the first two records, the band’s lineup has shifted significantly, but for the better--Incurso is the most addictive culling of spiraling riffing and chaotic song writing since Gorod stepped up to the metal plate with Process of a New Decline in 2009. Similar to their peer, Spawn of Possession take seemingly unapproachable technicality and transform it into something accessible by even the fussiest of metalheads. Technical death metal has only recently been in great commodity, and with the spur in popularity came a flood of subpar groups lacking writing finesse. Nonetheless, the band has their merits; particularly ease of access, and Incurso remains one of the better releases for the subgenre thanks to memorable and proficient compositions.
In fact, Incurso serves as a catalyst for the band to channel their inner creativity. Fusion-like bass playing forms the core underpinning of Spawn of Possession’s sound, and guitars loyally follow unruly drumming in rising and falling alternate picking fashioned with brain-twisting precision. Vocals are typical death metal fare, albeit layered numerous times. High-pitched shrieks loom over growls like Godzilla’s shadow over Tokyo--both mutually applicable to each other--but when separated become a different beast all together. The band occasionally slows down to observe the finer things in life, like spacious clean guitar tones and ominous organ-lead passages, but the bulk of Incurso refuses to let up and stays planted in a frenzied blender.