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Decapitated is a technical death metal band from Poland. They formed in 1996 in Krosno in southern Poland, when all the members were still attending music school.

They released their first demo Cemeterial Gardens in 1997 and their second demo, The Eye of Horus in 1998. After these releases, the band was considered as genuine contenders of the underground metal community, and eventually signed with Wicked World/Earache Records for the release of the debut album, Winds of Creation.

With Vitek (1984-2007) and Vogg (being aged 23) they are one of the youngest bands in the genre to have had success. Martin and Vogg conjointly hold gigs with the Polish experimental symphonic/technical black metal band Lux Occulta.

Decapitated also toured the UK upon the release of Winds of Creation, and in light of a phenomenal response, the band was led to being voted "Best Newcomer" in Terrorizer Magazine's 2000 Reader's
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.. Album Cover 3.69 | 13 ratings
Winds of Creation
Technical Death Metal 2000
.. Album Cover 3.88 | 13 ratings
Nihility
Technical Death Metal 2002
.. Album Cover 3.78 | 11 ratings
The Negation
Technical Death Metal 2004
.. Album Cover 4.25 | 15 ratings
Organic Hallucinosis
Technical Death Metal 2006
.. Album Cover 3.19 | 13 ratings
Carnival Is Forever
Technical Death Metal 2011
.. Album Cover 3.98 | 3 ratings
Blood Mantra
Technical Death Metal 2014
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Anticult
Technical Death Metal 2017

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.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Polish Assault
Technical Death Metal 2000
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At the Gates / Decapitated
Technical Death Metal 2014

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Live Nottingham 20 Dec 2004
Technical Death Metal 2006

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.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Cemeteral Gardens
Technical Death Metal 1997
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Eye of Horus
Technical Death Metal 1998

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.. Album Cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
The First Damned
Technical Death Metal 2004
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Decapitated Compilation - Tribute to Vitek ( RIP)
Technical Death Metal 2007

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The Blasphemous Psalm to the Dummy God Creation
Technical Death Metal 2014

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Human's Dust
Technical Death Metal 2008
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Live at the Rescue Rooms
Technical Death Metal 2009

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DECAPITATED Anticult

Album · 2017 · Technical Death Metal
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The demise and resurrection of Decapitated is well documented in the realms of death metal with the tragic death of guitarist Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka’s brother Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka, drummer extraordinaire in a bus crash in 2007. Then vocalist Adrian "Covan" Kowanek has still not made a full recovery from his injuries. The previous year the band had released perhaps their best album Organic Hallucinosis, the only one to feature the vocals of Covan. Forward to 2011 and Vogg returned with a new line-up and Carnival Is Forever, an album marking a considerable change in the band’s sound that wasn’t well received by some fans.

Not surprisingly Anticult is clearly in the tradition of the last two albums but with added groove. I’ve heard a lot of talk lately that Decapitated have abandoned death metal and turned into a groove metal band. Well this clearly isn’t the case – sure, this has more groove than Blood Mantra, in fact more than any album they’ve released but go back and take a listen to Organic Hallucinosis or The Negation and you’ll find groove. Though the balance has been tipped Decapitated are still making technical death metal. The sound of Anticult is huge – very percussive and I don’t just mean Mlody’s driving drum patterns but also new boy Hubert Więcek’s bass and Vogg’s razor sharp riffs. Rafał Piotrowski’s vocals echo this with his aggressive staccato delivery. The album of course was going to live or die by Vogg’s guitar playing and he delivers on all fronts with jaw dropping riffs, licks and some incendiary soloing. Earth Scar is my pick of the bunch and as good an example as any as to define Decapitated’s current sound with driving double kicks behind precision riffing and a brutal ending with the snare mirroring the riff to perfection rounding it off.

If you still mourn for the old style Decapitated then forget it – this is a different band and they clearly aren’t planning on making any U-turns. Out the last three, including this, I’d say I’d still rate Blood Mantra as my favourite, an album I gave four stars to, but in all honesty I couldn’t award Anticult any less.

DECAPITATED Anticult

Album · 2017 · Technical Death Metal
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When a band is formed at music school, the chances are that the guys behind it know what they are doing with their instruments, and this is how Polish technical death metal act Decapitated burst onto the scene more than twenty years ago. Since then they have released albums, suffered tragedy (in 2007 their tour bus collided with a truck, and drummer and founder member Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka died from his injuries) and been through line-up changes, so that only guitarist Waclaw ‘Vogg’ Kieltyka is still there from the beginning, but they show no signs of slowing down. There has been a slight line-up change since the last album, ‘Blood Mantra’, with bassist Hubert Więcek (Banisher), officially replacing Paweł Pasek last year. Hubert is normally a guitarist, and that is his role in Banisher, so he has a different approach to many bassists and has really locked in with both Vogg and drummer Michal Lysejko, allowing singer Rafał ‘Rasta’ Piotrowski to get on with what he does best.

Although this is still death metal, it isn’t nearly as “pure” as could be found in the band’s early days, as they have combined death, thrash, rock ‘n’ roll, even black metal, and atmospheric parts together. I am also convinced that it was no accident that they chose Daniel Bergstrand to be involved with the mixing and mastering, as there is a distinct Meshuggah flavour to much of this. It is heavy, it is loud, it is raw, and it is most definitely passionate. This is music with balls, attitude, attack, and a refusal to conform, and all power to them for that. They included many first takes on this album, including many of the solos, and the vitality and power shines through in everything they do. They are planning on touring throughout the world to promote this album, and I can only hope that they include New Zealand in that list as this is a band I really want to see. This is superb.

DECAPITATED Blood Mantra

Album · 2014 · Technical Death Metal
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"Blood Mantra" is the 6th full-length studio album by Polish death metal act Decapitated. The album was released through Nuclear Blast Records in September 2014. Since "Carnival Is Forever (2011)" there have been a couple of lineup changes as bassist Heinrich has been replaced by Paweł Pasek and drummer Krimh has been replaced by Młody. The remaining members from the lineup who recorded the predecessor are Rafał Piotrowski on lead vocals, and Vogg on guitars.

While Decapitated´s music is not solely defined by Vogg´s sharp and brutal guitar riffs, he is the only original member left in the band, and those signature riffs are the most important defining feature whenever listening to a Decapitated album, and that´s also the case on "Blood Mantra". Stylistically the band have moved a bit backwards to a more death metal oriented sound on a couple of tracks (predominantly on the two opening tracks "Exiled in Flesh" and "The Blasphemous Psalm to the Dummy God Creation") but other than that, the music on "Blood Mantra" is thrashy/groove laden extreme metal like the case was on the predecessor "Carnival Is Forever (2011)". Rafał Piotrowski has retained his aggressive shouting vocal style, but he occasionally also delivers more growling type vocals on this release. The death metal elements are few and far between though, and angular chugging thrash type riffing with an occasional industrial/sci-fi tinged atmosphere is a more accurate description for most of the material on the album. A less odd metered/easily accessible and more catchy Meshuggah often comes to mind, but a track like "Blindness" also features a tribal Sepultura influence.

When you listen to the 8 track, 39:48 minutes long album (the digipack version features the bonus track "Moth Defect"), it actually becomes apparent very soon, that it´s a relatively varied release within the confines of the band´s death/thrash metal style. As mentioned the two opening tracks feature quite a few death metal elements (semi-growling vocals, blast beats, tuned up brutality factor), but then tracks like "Nest", "Instict", and the title track pull in a more groove oriented thrash metal direction, and to close the album we have "Red Sun", which is an ambient atmospheric track, so it´s safe to say Decapitated try out a few different things on "Blood Mantra". With great success for the most part too, as the album is still consistent in quality and despite the diversity of the material, there is a great overall flow.

In addition to the well written material and the bleak futuristic atmosphere that "Blood Mantra" contains, the album is also well produced, featuring a powerful, clear, and sharp sound production, which suits the music perfectly. The musicianship is impeccable too, although the vocals at times are slightly one-dimensional and a bit too effect laden. So all in all "Blood Mantra" is a high quality release by Decapitated, and while the musical direction isn´t exactly surprising as it pretty much continues the direction which was initiated on "Carnival Is Forever (2011)", I still think Decapitated have refined their new sound on "Blood Mantra", and it´s therefore ultimately a better album than it´s predecessor. a 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.

DECAPITATED The Negation

Album · 2004 · Technical Death Metal
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"The Negation" is the 3rd full-length studio album by Polish death metal act Decapitated. The album was released through Wicked World/Earache Records in February 2004. "The Negation" is the successor to the very successful "Nihility" from 2002. At this point the original lineup were intact (that would change after this album) and the band were often labelled one of the most promising young European death metal acts in various contemporary metal media.

The music on "The Negation" is death metal played with great technical skill. Don´t mistake that description for this being technical death metal, it´s just really well played. Vogg is what I like to call a riff meister extraordinaire. It´s not always easy to create memorable and catchy riffs playing music as brutal as this, but Vogg is not your average death metal guitarist. While the music certainly is brutal, Vogg also ensures memorability by incorporating groove to his razor sharp riffing. The other members are of course also well playing and while Sauron is neither the most distinct sounding nor the most intelligible growling vocalist I´ve listened to, he gets the job done.

For all the praise I have given to Vogg above, the riffs on "The Negation" actually aren´t as memorable nor as catchy as they are on the two albums that bookend it. No matter how many spins I give "The Negation" many of the tracks just won´t stick. But then it´s of course great that we´re treated to tracks like "The Fury", "Lying and Weak" and the title track, that feature quite a bit of memorability factor. Especially "Lying and Weak" stand out as THE highlight of the album to me.

Besides featuring excellent musicianship and relatively strong songwriting, "The Negation" also features a very well sounding production. Brutal and powerful. "The Negation" is the kind of album where I feel slightly bad only giving it a 3.5 star (70%) rating but IMO it just doesn´t live up to the extremely high quality of "Nihility (2002)" because some of the tracks aren´t that memorable. So I think that rating is fair even though this is generally a great death metal album.

DECAPITATED Winds of Creation

Album · 2000 · Technical Death Metal
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Listening to this album for the first time, all I could think of is “wow, this is taking death metal to newer and better levels.” Then reading on Wikipedia how old these guys where when they made this album...in all fairness, I was astounded. During the recording of this album, the ages of these guys was between 15 to 18. And to be playing this kind of stuff at their ages...wow very impressive.

For those who have never heard Decapitated, the best way to describe their sound is the perfect mix of the brutality of Cannibal Corpse with the technicality and musicianship of Death. And this can be perfectly heard on this album. The technicality of the music isn't the type with giant fast guitar solos, but more in the fastness and tightness of what these guys can do. Vitek's (who at the time was 16) drumming is just out of this world. His feet are actually faster than a Nigerians. The guitar sound on this album is killer too, which is really impressive for a debut.

The only problem I had with this album, and it was such a big problem that it did let it down a lot for me was the vocals. This style of grunting probably was quite different back then, but because it's all the rage now in the deathcore genre, I just don't really like it. Sauron is an alright vocalist, the only problem is that he seems to be only to do one type of growl and doesn't really do enough vocal dynamics for me. Also, it's very hard to make out a word he is saying, which is a shame, because the lyrics are pretty damn good.

The title track which opens the album is the perfect mix of extremity and rather melodic passages. The long instrumental at the start is a brilliant moment on the album, completely summing up the talent these guys have.

“The Eye Of Horus” is probably one of the most technical songs on the album. The many different passages and time changes throughout really make this track a very exciting tune to listen to.

“9 Steps” is the attempt at a sing along moment on the album. Obviously it's very heavy and not really a pop moment, but nontheless it would provoke a crowd to shout along.

In conclusion, I would say to give this a listen. Sadly the vocals did slightly ruin the album for me, but the music is just stellar, in fact, if this was an instrumental album, I'd probably like it even more. Some may think of this as a classic, but I really see this as a triumph of things to come.

RIP Vitek

7.4/10

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