Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails (2014).
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The Flesh Prevails by Fallujah, released 22 July 2014 1. Starlit Path 2. Carved from Stone 3. The Night Reveals 4. The Flesh Prevails 5. Levitation 6. Alone with You 7. Allure 8. Sapphire 9. Chemical Cave Mixed, mastered and engineered by sound savior Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California, The Flesh Prevails boasts guest appearances from guitarist Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist), the chilling voice of Roniit Alkayam and serves as the band’s most intricately arranged, methodically executed and cerebrally consuming offering . .Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card.
The Flesh Prevails is a logical step forward, an attempt to bridge the technical showmanship of The Harvest Wombs with the spaced-out fusion atmosphere of the Nomadic EP. The end result is death metal that is equal parts brutal and Zen. Depending on your mood, you could windmill to this until you get whiplash, or sit around stoically contemplating the meaning of your life. It’s an odd paradox of sound that’s hypnotic
One thing that is noticeable of The Flesh Prevails after the first few listens is that Fallujah have learned how to confidently start and finish an album, as the bookend tracks are two of the strongest ones here. On Starlit Path, they open with a delicate combination of guitar and bass, intoxicating the listener instantly. The ethereal feeling builds until it explodes into brutal technicality, while still maintaining the guitar melodies, as well. With Chemical Cave they rely more on their instrumental talents, including only three lines of lyrics. This stands out from other songs by combining.
The Flesh Prevails exactly meets my expectations, exceeding only my prediction for volume, which Starlit Path blows away almost immediately. Though it’s slow, misty bass and synth intro will reassure any fan of the clarity of Fallujah’s musical direction, it takes only about twenty seconds to realize that something’s very wrong with this record’s mastering. Throughout the introduction there is a near constant crackle and spittle as the supposedly subdued guitar chords assault the upper barrier of the track’s volume levels. I was ready for this album to be one of this year’s best death metal releases – Fallujah has the creativity and potential to become a really big name, and their previous output seemed headed in the right direction – but always, I’m a little underwhelmed. The Flesh Prevails certainly has its moments, and it’s by no means a bad record, but ended up just being par for the course.
The Flesh Prevails doesn't just build on the promise of those records, but follows directly on what was created on the Nomadic EP, surpassing both in vision and execution. They simultaneously deliver more gristly meat during the first half, while shifting gears in the second, adding more ambitious sonic atmospherics, while keeping most of the aggression. Zach Ohren's engineering achieves an entirely new level here - even by his lofty standards.