BENIGHTED – Asylum Cave (2011)
Genre : Brutal death metal
-Julien Truchan (vocals)
-Olivier Gabriel (guitar)
-Liem N’Guyem (guitar)
-Eric Lombard (bass)
-Kevin Foley (drums)
2)Let the Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth
6)Unborn Infected Children
7)The Cold Remains
8)A Quiet Day
This is not human!
Even though the French scene displays with pride of gifted offspring such as ABORTED, KRONOS or GOJIRA, never before an x-treme combo had proposed such red-hot music, as BENIGHTED do.
The career already consistent with 5 albums kit, BENIGHTED offer today the ultimate lobotomy, the fatal discharge, one which will impose permanently these (still) mad-angry young people at the top of the pyramid of international metal, the perfect combination can offer a marked genre and to aerate the real risk-taking words [fractures and other schizophrènics psychosis to someone devastated by his phobias and his mental diseases...], all this breathes a will push to accept boundaries of a sclerotic genre crossing new borders and asking a solid work that will make metre- standard date.
“Identisick” in 2006 announced the colour and “Icon” (2007) claimed the arid lands of this music, which often balances between the ridiculous and the awful.
And now to “Asylum Cave” (which may also come to the conclusion of a pathological incredible trilogy) imposes on the face of the world a band at the top of its art (and by extension of its madness). No one today can ignore BENIGHTED, this name, which history will rank definitively among to the worthy sides of Dying Fetus, Suffocation and Napalm Death.
Never again it had felt perfect fury, undeviating derangement of the senses, this diving abyssalle in the inmost depths of the human psyche, with accuracy and surgical precision, far the “pantalonnades” gores of some bands who play one-upmanship without mastering really the words.
Here it’s real, it is in your head that this is happening, and it’s still moving something at the bottom of your guts, if you are not yet (any fact) died…
The words here are not enough, because how to describe in a right way this sensation of introspection that rocked you the malaise that you catch, when the album is dying and that at the end of the tunnel, one feels crab-wise with tears a strange feeling that something is moving inside, as this nagging and shocking music that accompanied the movie 28 days later, and which branding us forever… remember… BENIGHTED penetrate the soul and body and very few are those who do it so truly, I’d call it… “special”.
More than music, it is a real experience in question, a unique sensory voyage, hard course, seeking to abandon completely but which will provide the ultimate thrill to adventurous souls: one in phase with oneself, having exceeded its limits and touch of light and/or madness fingertips. …yes, it’s a voyage, hoping to be able to come back. An Absolute Masterpiece.
Reviewed by Mel Delacroix