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“Proudly flying the flag for Floridian death metal, Never To Arise make such a violent and gruesome din that it's frequently hard to believe that they're only a duo. In much the same way that Pig Destroyer reconfigured grindcore by stripping it down to its raw essence, this band are subjecting more elaborate brutality to a process of dismantling and reconstruction. Songs like Sloppy Surgery and Mutilation Supreme tap into the gritty spirit of the best US death metal of the 90s, but there's also a untamed and ugly undercurrent that festers and bubbles beneath the wail of dissonant riffs and subterranean snarling. For once, the use of programmed drums doesn't seem to undermine the overwhelming physicality of the material; from opener The Femicidal Impulse onwards, this feels a lot more organic and sweaty than any number of super-technical bands with real drummers. In fact, despite their unconventional approach, Never To Arise exude a powerful affinity with death metal's atavistic core.”