The guitar and bass tones are thick and the riffs are heavier than a ten ton truck. The drumming is fantastic as is always from Chris Volcano. The vocals are a generally harsh and low roar, not distinctively sounding like anyone else, but not standing out from the crowd of OSDM vocalists either, suffice to say, Jael has a good voice for this type of death metal. The song structures are extremely varied, often changing from fast and frantic to a slow, doomy dirge within the same song, meaning this is not the type of album you throw on for a light-hearted and catchy experience while you take a load off and have a few beers. “Contragenesis” is the type of record that demands your full attention and multiple listens in order to make the most of your listening experience.
I’ve seen a few people mention in their reviews that Ignivomous sounds like “just another Incantation rip off”, which is clearly not the case at all and I believe these people need to have their ears checked or spend some more time with their releases. I’ve also seen some people already calling “Contragenesis” the best death metal album of 2012, which is a bloody stupid thing to say right now as we’re not even halfway through the year! All complaining about other peoples opinions aside, I do have this to say: “Contragenesis” is a worthy contender for “death metal album of the year” and definitely one of the better DM albums I’ve heard in a while. In my opinion, Ignivimous has produced a must hear album for all fans of raw, filthy and dark death metal and a worthy follow up to their amazing debut “Death Transmutation”.