|CALM HATCHERY, death metal quintet from northern Poland, featuring past and present members of DEAD INFECTION and TEHACE have just released their new, second album.
"Sacrilege Of Humanity" is technical, brutal death metal inspired by such genre leaders as NILE, MORBID ANGEL, DECAPITATED, IMMOLATION.
Flawless sound of second Calm Hatchery is guaranteed by Hertz Studio, Bialystok where the album was recorded and supervised by Wies_awscy Bros (BEHEMOTH, VADER, HATE).
This is a must have for fans of technical and brutal death metal!
Teeth Of The Divine:
Good Polish death metal (seems redundant, doesn't it?) on a good Polish metal label. I needed this, as from what I can recall it's been a while since I've had a filling meal from one of Poland's head chefs. Calm Hatchery's Sacrilege of Humanity is modern, chunky, and memorable. Chew your food for Christ's sake!
Played with precision and chops, the tunes here hit like a police battering room through a crack house door. Familiarly Polish in its death metal approach and reminding in some ways of Decapitated, there is also a strong USDM presence, including a vocal approach from Szczepan that recalls Ross Dolan's (Immolation) later years' work, albeit crossed with typical Polish guttural oomph, and delivered with some intelligibility. You can even hear shades of Nile at various points, as is the case during the galloping pestilence of "Lost in the Sands" Technical, yes, whether the bursts of arpeggio sweeping or the tightly angular transitions and cadences, but Sacrilege of Humanity never loses the forest for the trees; not by a long shot. Songs like "Messerschmitt" (the alternating vocals on the chorus are perfect) and the downright infectious "We are the Universe," which grabs my attention each and every time, are built for memory retention. Calm Hatchery has taken care to make the accent and changeups as impacting as possible too, as demonstrated by the use of gang shouts on "Them." Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference.
I recall a time some years back when it seemed like every other death metal album that came out of Poland reached the gold standard. That's not to imply that Poland isn't still a hotbed of death; only that Sacrilege of Humanity brought back those memories with a vengeance. Solid through and through, Calm Hatchery has made a death metal fan's death metal album. Are you with me out there? -- Scott Alisoglu