It could just be that this year has had some really good albums Pathology, Human Rejection, Devourment among others but Extirpating Omniscient Certitude doesn't quite reach the top tier. Everlasting void of nothingness Perpetual state of darkness Balance of infinite though Limitless equations begets naught Darkness and light Zero equals two Annihilation of the masses Assimilated into one Black super-nova of emptiness Divince rapture of consciousness Catapulting existence Illuminating malevolence Darkness and light Zero equals two Annihilation of the masses Assimilated into one Microcosm engulfing macrocosm Eternal equanimity the perpetual void Balance of infinite thought Limitless equations begets naught Darkness and light Zero equals two Annihilation of the masses Assimilated into one. The production is also very well done and manages to be both clear and heavy which definitely suits the style found on this album. Extirpation of omnipotent dogma Misanthropic revelation Giving birth, born again Obsolete faith in a lost monarch Exacting certitude Suicidal salvation Prelude to prohibition Infinite maliciousness Indefinite mortification Extirpating omniscient certitude Man cannot serve two masters Temptation revered Living death, still-born Born again with a dark malevolence Exacting certitude Arcane spiritual disaster Prelude to prohibition Infinite maliciousness Indefinite mortification Extirpating omniscient certitude Extirpation of omnipotent dogma Misanthropic revelation Cleansed with fire and scorn Obsolete faith in a lost monarch Exacting certitude Angelic stagnation. If there is an all-mighty deity then How could this go on for so long Oh holy father No baptism can scourge The uncleansed Truth built upon a fallacy Verily thou hast sinned. The drum programming and vocals are very good and clearly show the strength of Whitaker's experience.
If anything bad can be said about this album is that it never really reaches past being solid into being awesome. The prolific Texan has been in numerous bands Viral Load and Grotesque Formation probably being the most well known and of course is the sole member of Insidious Decrepancy. Still, it is consistently good album from a scene veteran who knows what he's doing and does it well. One thing fans of the band may notice right away is that the extremely long song titles that characterized the first two albums are gone. Shawn Whitaker is about as close to being a brutal death metal legend as you can get. Oh holy father How thou hast fallen From grace unto stagnation Thy prayers are useless Thy words are meaningless Once revered Praised was thy name The masses no longer silent Hypocrite-cast unto shame Oh holy father How thou hast sinned From love unto molestation Thy rituals of carnal desire Destruction-spiritual funeral pyre Once revered Praised was thy name The masses no longer silent Hypocrisy-cast unto shame If the omnipotent is so powerful Then why does evil triumph over good?.
Extirpating Omniscient Certitude is Insidious Decrepency's third album and you can tell Whitaker really knows what he's doing as this is a high quality well recorded album. There's something satisfying about hearing a skilled guitarist play an intricate riff and then dive into some heavy slams. This works pretty well and Whitaker never lets the technical parts overpower the underlying slams. Otherwise the anti-Christian aesthetic has remained pretty much the same. . .
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