Greek band In Utero Cannibalism was formed nine years ago and released two albums before, Psychotic Killing Lust and Frenzied, both via OBSE Productions. They were also able to perform along known acts like Napalm Death, Pungent Stench, Malevolent Creation, Massacre or Nile. During summer 2010, however, In Utero Cannibalism were put on rest, at least for a while.
Last year, the band, with a renewed line-up, signed to the great Greek Extreme Metal record label Sleaszy Rider Records, and this label will release the third studio album, simply called Sick. Sick has become a sick album, combining the best elements from both former releases. That means: just over half an hour of psychotic and frenzy, sick Gore-Grinding Death Metal. The main difference is the speed: not full-power straight ahead all the time. Yes, the better part of the album is blasting, erupting, chaotically energetic, but a few times In Utero Cannibalism slow down just a little. Both former albums were much too one-directional and because of the newly used decelerations, this third album is a nice step forward. Another progression is the injection of a very limited yet welcome melodic additional element (i.e. especially some solos).
The whole is inspired by the likes of Krisiun, (earlier) Death, Morbid Angel, Suffocation and Malevolent Creation, but unfortunately not always as exciting. I do miss variation and an own identity.