on 9 January 2004
Yattering are a funny beast and no mistake. Their sound isn’t the easiest to describe, but for the benefit of anyone reading this who has never heard them before, I’ll give it a shot; if you imagine for a second that Meshuggah decided to play in a Death Metal style and keep their infamous polyrhythms, but to do it twice or three times as fast as usual, and hired as brutal a DM vocalist as you could imagine, you’d be halfway to understanding what the Poles are like. Their superb debut ‘Human’s Pain’ was complex enough, but on this their second full-length release, they may have put out the most technically intricate Death Metal release ever. That’s a pretty grand claim I know, but listen to ‘Murder’s Concept’ up against other super-technical DM albums like Cryptopsy’s ‘And Then You’ll Beg’ or Nile’s ‘In Their Darkened Shrines’ and you’ll see that Yattering’s album is more complicated musically than either of them. Now, I appreciate that dazzling the listener with your superb musical skills doesn’t always produce a good record, but in this case it certainly delivers. There are probably about 300 different riffs on this record, you can barely keep up with it on the first couple of listens, it all just blasts by in a great big blur. Anything you could ever want from a Death Metal album is here in buckets; blastbeats, growls, ridiculously complicated solos, superb riffs, you name it, it’s all here. With songs as good as ‘Exterminate’ and ‘Life For Life’, any fans of Technical Death Metal bands like the aforementioned Cryptopsy, Nile or Suffocation should check out this record, you won’t be disappointed.
on 25 July 2005
The 2 guys who've reviewed before me Brasshande & Immortalhypnos are spot on & understand death metal at a level I don't.
Still I know mind bending riffing, monstrous guttural vocals, constant tempo changes/unconventional time signatures, fierce & precise drumming.....when I hear them!
Unconventional & insanely brutal best describe this album. First no-one sound remotely like Yattering. Second, even in a genre of brutality Yattering are BRUTAL!!
If you like technical death metal you're in for a treat, and if brutality rocks your boat then this is definitely money well spent.
Within a genre that is bogged down with bands that sound alike, this album & Yattering are a breath of fresh air.
Highly original, super technical & downright savage!
on 4 February 2001
I admit that I got this CD off of hearsy alone, but boy was it worth it!!!
A small intro starts off the proceedings which then falls right into some off the most technical stuff I have ever heard, and i own mayhem (Grand Declaration), and have heard stuff like Suffocation, Cryptopsy and other such technical bands...
There are so many riffs to this album, that a lesser band could have made about 4 tinmes the amount of songs (10 or eleven, so that's 40!!), and it's also so heavy and sick and gory too, so it sort off sets off all of my receptors at once...
I can't really say much about the music apart from that! It's so hard to tell what the riffs are, let alone follow the whole thing. It's best to just take in the album from how it sounds to you, and I bet, that if you love gory and technical death metal then this will be another on that long list of must wants!!!!