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Decrepit Birth — Axis Mundi

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★☆☆ Neoclassical technodeath with an almost self-conscious fixation on deconstructing the form. This reminds me of Disincarnate’s debut, in the context of the early-to-mid-90s status quo. It is both unfortunate and telling that this Decrepit Birth album reminds me of something from 24 years ago; while there’s definite progress with great listenability on here, I’m left with the feeling that this album belongs to a different decade. Fascinating and pleasing as “Axis Mundi” is, it narrowly misses being a great album.