Biolich - The Space Between Home And Today - 2005 - Autopsy Kitchen
1. Morals Like Frozen Piss 2. Extensive Autumn Necrony 3. Twin Faced Exorcism 4. Time Kills Everything 5. Ikon Sumo 6. Unfortunately They Don't Allow Us to Store Bodies in the Dumpsters At Work
An odd one, this Biolich release. I suppose you could consider it to be an EP though, to be fair, at just over 25 minutes it is not much shorter than your average full-length Deicide album (or, for that matter, Reign In Blood). It is much more of a mind fuck than anything Deicide or Slayer have put out, though. Lots of blasting, pinch harmonics, time changes, jagged riffing, and a healthy does of melody are the ingredients making up this particular grindcore stew. Think bands like Demilich, early Disharmonic Orchestra or Disastrous Murmur but with much better chops. The riff about 3 and a half minutes into “Extensive Autumn Necrony” could have been lifted from an INCANTATION album. Shall I continue with the comparisons? Since just about everything these days is derivative, why not? Picture a less-angular Meshuggah with a touch of latter-day Gorguts, but organic like Obscura rather than jagged like From Wisdom to Hate. There is a great use of dissonance throughout, and just when you think you might be getting used to the formula, Biolich toss out “Ikon Sumo,” a moody, atmospheric electronica piece that is all the more effective falling between so much bizarre grindcore like someone dropping a big old rock right in the middle of a bowl of soup.
What’s with all the food analogies? I must be hungry.
--Al Kikuras 02.22.07
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