In keeping my eye out for fresh new talent in the death metal scene, it's almost a sure thing that one in every 50 bands is worth a second listen. It's difficult to match the level of saturation in the death metal category, but this four man band has teamed up to catch the attention of those with an ear for originality, character, and a special flavor within death metal which is tough to match.
Wired Anxiety is from the most densely populated city on the planet, Mumbai, India is the home to this meat grinder of a band. The Delirium of Negation will be their second EP release since their inception in 2009.
One of the positive attributes that stick out, is the bands ability to formulate fluid extreme death metal. In the vein of a newer sounding death metal, hints of brutal death metal, and deathcore can be found. Throughout the four tracks on the album, roughly three crushing breakdowns can be found, along with bubbling moist gutturals. Even a grinding pig-like squeal is layered in for good measure. The guitar effects present an engaging surprise. One is instantly reminded of the churning crunch of Aborted, and how gritty and thick their riffs are. The writing also lends itself to bolster and carry a more melodic structure throughout the album. The bass maintains a strong presence, and gives a complementary structure to the fast paced onslaught.
"Heavily Sedated" stands out as the grooviest song on the album, with swinging chugs and bewildering riffs embraced by blistering blast beats, this song encompasses all that is death metal in a fast death grind fashion with a mature structure that proves Wired Anxiety has what it takes to stand out.
At just four tracks, this roughly 17 minute EP is cramped with explosive energy and talent, it will have a long life in your musical rotation. Pick up a limited hard copy at Wired Anxiety's Band camp.