Can't get enough "new" old-school Death Metal? I'm feeling the same way. This one's coming at you all the way from Toronto. This band actually has a lot in common with what their (French) Canadian neighbors to the east were doing 15 years ago. I'm talking about Cryptopsy and Kataklysm. Like the early albums of their predecessors, Adversarial obviously have some chops, they're just partially muffled by some seriously annoying production value. The real "mosquito around the face" here is the drums, as that's the loudest, "ringiest" snare I've heard outside of a Slam album. Actually, other than that, the production isn't half bad. If you're used to hearing Mutiilation and Blasphemy cassettes, you probably won't even notice. But I think production is very important, that's why I mention it in almost every post. The riffs and drumming are pretty damn cool once you train your ears to adjust to these extreme levels. Basically, if you think it would be cool if "Worm"-era Cryptopsy and Incantation had a baby together, you should give this a try.
awesome cover art (that probably ate into the production budget)
there's no such thing as a "judo chop"