I've stumbled across Origin several times but never really gotten around to checking them out properly so I'm not that familiar with their previous album Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas or the selftitled debut for that matter. It makes it a bit difficult to draw any comparison but Echoes of Decimated is one hell of a brutal effort that really makes me wanna go and check out their previous works. The music is ferocious and pulverising deathgrind in the vein of Suffocation [when they are most intense] and a lot of the Unique Leader bands, however, Origin has a very unique sound of their own even though there are a few references to other bands, in particular James Lee's vocals does occasionally bring George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher of Cannibal Corpse fame to mind. The production is perfectly balanced; it's clear and yet savagely brutal so the songs don't come across as being a blur. If I didn't know better I would have said the drums were programmed, they are inhumanly fast, particular in a song like "Amoeba" but the whole album is so goddamn fast and brutal that it almost hurts listening to it.
Songs like "The Burner", "Staring From the Abyss" and the titletrack "Echoes of Decimation" are probably the highlights on the album but seriously the remaining material isn't any less impressive. It's nearly impossible not to get carried away by the sincere brutality that the band displays. As with a lot of other albums in this genre Echoes of Decimation doesn't even clock a half hour and usually I would complain about it but somehow this is not a negative thing on this album. Seen from a quality instead of quantity point of view it makes perfectly sense. Fans of Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal, Deeds of Flesh etc. shouldn't deprive themselves the pleasure of listening to Echoes of Decimate 'cause this is one hell of an brutal album.