DEATHBOUND - To Cure the Sane with Insanity
Released: October 23rd, 2006 | Label: Dynamic Arts | Rating: 8/10 | Reviewer: PSL | Provided by: Dynamic Arts

01. One Mans Hell is Another Mans Heaven
02. Without Pain
03. Whitecoatparanoia
04. As Reluctance Grows
05. Treacherous Breed
06. Silent City Deathcount
07. Consumed
08. The House of the Silent and Friendly
09. The Flesh is the Cage
10. Gasmask [live]
11. For the Rats [live]
12. Doomsday Comfort [live]
13. One Mans Hell is Another Mans Heaven [live]

To Cure the Sane with Insanity was originally put out via Woodcut Records in 2003, but now Dynamic Arts have reprinted the album with four additional live tracks as well as a live video. Moreover the artwork has gotten a rework too. Sound-wise I'm not sure if the effort differs from the original issue or not. Deathbound consist of members from Rotten Sound, The Duskfall among others so none of the members are green in this game and it can be heard as the band play tight and controlled.

Musically we're talking grindcore with a very strong death metal influence. There's nothing unheard in this cocktail and the band also rely on all the familiar clichés. Like with most other bands playing this kind of music Deathbound hasn't avoided the obligatory samples and there's quite a few of them on To Cure the Sane with Insanity, but overall it works well as these add a disturbing feel to the music. The music is immensely fast and brutal, but the quartet varies things enough so it doesn't become one long blastbeat contest.

This reissue is good and the packaging is nice, but the bonus material could have been more interesting. Four live tracks whereas three of them is from the most recent album Doomsday Comfort isn't that exciting. Some unreleased studio material would have been more of a bonus, but it's not really the four tracks and the video it comes down to and the nine ordinary songs on To Cure the Sane with Insanity are well worth getting so if you haven't bought Deathbound's debut yet then you have the chance now.

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