German death metal act Tombthroat reach astounding levels of technical precision without losing any of their demonic fury on fourth album Eden Apocalypse. Splintering from mere grindcore or death metal into the particularly gory "brutal death metal" subgenre, the 11 massive tracks here are made up of hardcore-fast blastbeats and chugging technical guitar lines, offset by the howling, squelching, and outright possessed vocals of singer Ralf Keitel. The album cultivates an unrelenting monotony at points, repeating sections into maddening, purposeful oblivion. The song structures highlight both the micromanaged perfection of the performances and the brilliantly crafted overall feel of insanity and menace.
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AllMusic Review by Fred Thomas