Decrepit Birth are a band from Santa Cruz, California that has been featured before in this zine and plays a technical form of death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Axis Mundi" which was released by Agonia Records.
Sci-fi style soundscapes start off the album before going into more of a heavier and brutal direction as well as utilizing a small amount of spoken word samples and after awhile death metal growls start to make their presence known and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
High pitched screams are also used at times and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody at times while the guitar leads and solos are done in a very technical fashion and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and symphonic elements along with ritualistic spoken word parts are also used briefly while the songs also mix in a great amount of prog influences and one of the tracks is all instrumental and they also bring in cover's of Metallica's "Orion", Sepultura's "Desperate Cry" and Suffocation's "Infecting The Crypts".
Decrepit Birth creates another recording that remains true to the brutal and technical style of death metal that has been established on previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Esoteric themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Decrepit Birth and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Spirit Guide" "Transcendental Paradox" "Ascendant" and "Infecting The Crypts". 8/5 out of 10.