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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!, September 15, 2009
FREDDY LONDON (East Twickenham, Middlesex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Genocide (Audio CD)
I'm simply addicted to this unconventional and original brutal death metal from this crazy band. On this, their third outing (discounting the techno release III) the production is considerably better along with a more focused and grind sound. The music, as on the previous two albums of Human's Pain and Murders Concept remains complex and highly unconventional in structure and requires repeat listening to fully appreciate. However the music is never self indulgent or pretentious but powers along packed with great riffs, fluid guitar solos, ripping bass all held together with fantastic, creative and original drumming.
I am genuinely sad that this band is no more. With the talent and creativity displayed here, they clearly had much more to offer and frankly, after listening to this, most other bands sound boring.
Highly recommend.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!! CRUSHING TECHNICAL DEATH/GRIND, February 4, 2005
This review is from: Genocide (Audio CD)
This band just keeps outdoing themselves. Human's Pain, their previous album for me, set a new standard of technicality, brutality, speed and creative songwriting. Genocide is an excellent follow up album and contains the same supreme musicianship found on Yattering's first 2 albums. The drummer of this band sounds like Neil Peart on crack! The guitarwork is atonal, melodic, dissonant, and extremely brutal all at the same time. There is so much going on in the songs that I would not reccomend listening to it all at once. Listen to this band's music in small lethal doses so you can absord the complete brilliance of their music and not miss anything. Each time I listen to this band's music, I hear something I didnt' hear before. I wont even go into describing each song because they ALL KICK MAJOR A. If you like technical Deathmetal this album is an ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE. BUY THIS OR DIE A LOOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album from a greatly underrated band, November 12, 2013
This review is from: Genocide (MP3 Music)
Poland's Yattering are the country's fourth best export, right behind Vader, Behemoth, and Decapitated. Driven by motoring, grinding blast beats and exceedingly technical (and varied) guitar work, the group's sophomoric effort, 2003's "Genocide," is a towering, commanding death metal/grindcore monster that invokes seriously pleasurable pain in the ears of listeners everywhere. The aforementioned Behemoth, Vader, and Decapitated are three obvious sources of influence on this record, but they are not the only ones, as traces of Meshuggah, Gojira, Morbid Angel, and Deicide can also be heard, here.

The album's titular opening blast might be just ninety seconds in length, but it is still a monster of a song, and a very moving set opener. And it certainly packs a lot into those ninety-seconds, including crunchy, churning riffs, bulldozing rhythms, thunderously grinding, ground-shaking blasts, and ominous vocals. And it is immediately followed-up by "Schism," which is an equally as strong and potent piece that finds the Yattering frontman's Vader-esque growls doing battle against huge, booming riffs, cracking, machine gun fast skin slamming, and lumbering rhythms. It all makes for a superbly dense and brutal number, and one whose only source of melody stems from its use of a partially tuneful-sounding guitar solo. (Although, to be fair, said solo is also partially Slayer-esque and chaotic. And plus, after said solo, the song speeds up to positively blistering speeds.)

"Message To M.A.R.I.O." is just a skippable little interlude skit (one that would not be out of place on an Impaled joint), but it is immediately overshadowed by "Non Adapted Society," and its abundant use of fiery, chainsaw fast guitar leads, and smart, stop-start tempo changes. A few strategically-placed slow-motion tempo changes also pepper the arrangements, as do a couple of Kerry King-ish atonal solos. The album then pounds on with "Panic In Sea Of Blood," which sandwiches a decent melodic solo into the otherwise inexorable brutality, but it is buried in the background of the mix, which is predominately dominated by pounding, churning riffs, uber-chunky rhythms, and punishing, rapid-fire drumming.

"Inflow (Through From Outside)" mainly revolves around a semi-restrained, and uber-hooky, galloping beat. But it does have a few excursions into skull-cracking brutality, what with its whiplash-inducing fast tempo changes, jackhammer-fast grindcore blasting, and wild, blistering guitar solo. Then we have "Non-Typical Homo," a thrashy and blistering number fueled by thunderous drumming and buzzsaw picking that absolutely flies by. But this tune is mainly a noteworthy one because it also features some near black metal-lite vocal rasps. And then comes "Rapist's Victim," a song that, while mid-tempo, is still nonetheless noteworthy, as it finds a few decent and winding melodic solos being filtered into the mix behind booming riffage and filling-shaking-loose drum blasts.

Up next is the mathematically-impressive "Sentence (To Die)," which is filled with numerous, math-y tempo changes, and a muscular, double-bass-backed chugging main riff. It is also further highlighted by some catchy pinch harmonics, a few refreshingly harmonic leads, and vocals that almost constantly evoke Grave's Ola Lindgren. But "Temptation Of A Crime" is an even better gem, as it is epic in scope. And its chaotically blistering and thundering blast beat pummel (including a terrifically fast and deft introductory drum solo), purely thrashy guitar work, and solid, beeping bass line make it an absolutely must hear. And the inclusion of a terrifically ripping and soaring melodic solo is just the icing on the cake.

And so is " Murderer (You Are)," a dense and churning piece of full-on grindcore backed by thick, churning riffs, interesting (and nearly Primus-esque) bass lines, a couple of mini bass interludes, massive, booming rhythms, and tight and precise cymbal rides. And finally, the blistering closing track "Living Bomb" bulldozes over everything in its path like a friggin' tank, and ultimately comes across sounding like a murderously brutal thrash-death-grind amalgam. It also treats the listener to a few memorably technical guitar solos, too.

"Genocide" is probably the most fitting moniker to give this album, because this one friggin' kills, folks! In fact, come to think of it, there is not one song present here that does not instinctively satisfy, and ratchet up the level of intensity to seemingly impossible heights. As such, it is one piece of music that is an essential listen for all extreme metal aficionados, no matter which side of the death-grind spectrum they favor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yattering is Shattering, August 4, 2013
Rotboy (Sebastopol, CA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Genocide (Audio CD)
Poland produces some of the best brutal death metal: Vader, Behemoth, Sceptic, Azarath, Decapitated, Stillborn. IMO, Yattering stands out. It contains all the elements of the genre an enthusiast/connoiseur loves and craves, including a relentless approach and attack. The vocals are just plain evil, the musicanship exceptional, including great guitar solos. The sound is all-consuming, dense and tough as morter, bullets and nails. Amongst the seeming over-played, one-dimensionality of much product in this genre, Yattering, and Genocide in particular, manage to create something new, providing thrills that perhaps were thought not to be possible anymore. They own this and deliver with a visceral thrust to the head and body, while providing muscianship, dexterity and originality.
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