INSEPULTO
“THE NECRODEX”
MEMENTO MORI
    
Costa Rica, to the novice or “weekend” Metalhead, may seem like a small, insignificant
country in the context of extreme forms of Metal, but the actual case is quite the contrary.
Like so many, in fact I would say most, Central and South American countries, Costa Rica
is home to a vibrant and die hard Metal populous, producing some really excellent Black
and Death Metal bands since the 1980s. A band that exemplifies this tradition is
INSEPULTO. Forming in 1993, but not having much recorded output until “THE
POSTHUMOUS TRINITY” demo in 2010,
INSEPULTO is comprised of a varied array
of Costa Rican underground Metal veterans. Some bands that currently have or once have
had members of INSEPULTO in their ranks include the likes of
FROM OBLIVION,
GOLGOTA, MUMMIFIED, LACERATE
(CR), AURIGA, COLEMESIS,
NECROGOD
and long time Costa Rican Black / Death Metal institutions
PSEUDOSTRATIFFIED EPITHELIUM and PAGANUS DOCTRINA. Right off, it's
easy to see the early Swedish and American Death Metal scenes have been of  importance
to the evolution of this act.
DISMEMBER comes to mind immediately. The soloing and
the structure of the songs is right out of the “Like An Ever Flowing Stream” play book. A
prominent exhibition of this is a song like “Requiem Aeternae”. One of the aspects I recall
most fondly of years listening to
DISMEMBER has always been the darkened, more
sedate passages, carved out between the standard verse / chorus strata, and this fact is
obviously not lost on
INSEPULTO. They use this element skillfully and effectively and
this is the very aspect of “THE NECRODEX” I’ll take away from this most memorably.
A song like “The Chaos The Ancients Spoke Of”, though  is tee total, early NYDM,
recalling
SUFFOCATION, MALEVOLENT CREATION and early CANNIBAL
CORPSE
. While these two different scenes have had differing influence on the progeny
they've spawned,
INSEPULTO combine the two exceptionally well. INSEPULTO
weave the verse and chorus of early NYDM in with those aforementioned morbidly
sedate bridges and solos. A true master stroke calling to mind more recent acts like
EMBALMED SOULS and DEMONIC RAGE. Both bands being of South American
descent, further pushing the thesis statement of this review.
INSEPULTO come through
famously with only their second full length (the first being 2012’s “MORBID SPAWN
OF RESURRECTION”) like seasoned pros. The fact that almost 20 years have passed
between their formation and first full length album coupled with the practice these guys
obviously get in other bands, have cumulated in a first rate, Death Metal killing machine.
Fans that appreciate both the early 1990s East Coast USDM and the coincidental
Swedish Death Metal bands can’t lose with “THE NECRODEX”.

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                                                                                             - Reviewed by Keith Dempe