1. The Terrible Discovery of Raymond Lull
  2. Perfection in Pain
  3. A Whole and Perfect Relation, Concerning Our Late and Most Barbarous Traitors
  4. Unto the Guilty: Their Just Punishment
  5. Retraction of the Penis into the Abdomen
  6. Octogenarian Brutality
  7. The Helpful Dead of Baar
  8. Some Kind of Brain Eating Amoeba
NAEGLERIA - Some Kind of Brain Eating Amoeba

GENRE: Brutal death metal
COUNTRY: USA
FORMAT: CD
LABEL: Self financed
YEAR: August 31st, 2011

RATING: 7/10
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: Naegleria

Naegleria is a Worcester, Massachusetts located five-piece. Besides that I don't know much about the band. I'm not sure if the five Americans have put out anything besides Some Kind of Brain Eating Amoeba. Anyway, the music on Some Kind of Brain Eating Amoeba is conventional death metal inspired by Suffocation, Devourment and bands similar.

The music relies on all the common traits of the genre. Of course that doesn't mean that the music is boring as it isn't. The song-writing is convincing. There's lots of variation and the band clearly understand how to make the songs exciting. The music has the needed mix of catchiness, brutality and slamming groove. In a way it's all very predicable, but still the music tends to have an element of surprise.

Overall the five-piece doesn't play all that fast. Instead the Americans often rely on the slower and groovy parts, but of course there are fast parts when needed. The Suffocation references are obvious at times, like on "A Whole and Perfect Relation, Concerning Our Late and Most Barbarous Traitors", but overall the band doesn't tend to be too much of a Suffocation clone.

Some Kind of Brain Eating Amoeba is a good EP. The music is pretty much run-of-the-mill death metal, but as I already wrote it doesn't automatically make it boring. I think Naegleria do have something interesting going on. If you like brutal slamming death metal, then I suggest that you give Some Kind of Brain Eating Amoeba a chance.



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