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Sectu - Gerra   ...this wasn't a blockbuster of mid-2010s death metal, but it's held up really well IMO. Definite Anata vibes throughout, both in the riffs and the overall sound.

Contrarian - Only Time Will Tell   ...I'm not enjoying the return to somewhat monotonous lower vocals this time around, but the riffs and songwriting are as engaging as ever. I love classic 90s prog death, and these guys offer one of the more authentic modern takes on the genre. My first impression is that it's a little too cohesive; there isn't enough setting each song apart from the next to keep it from all blending together into a sea of "new Contrarian album". But it doesn't outstay its welcome, and it's a fun listen.

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Undertaker - Necrothievery (1994)

At a first glance, easily dismissable brutal death metal demo that took me far too long to find. However, its reticence of thrash elements credit to its early arrival on the scene, much like Suffocation's Human Waste, makes it a very enjoyable and catchy listen, while remaining distinctly brutal. Awesome solos and catchy riffs make this a worthwhile demo to locate. 

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