I’ve played shows with Teratoma before, but that was 2 or 3 years ago when they had two vocalists, I believe. I picked up there record after their set at Ogrefest 2011 and just sat down to give it a good listen.
There is no doubt that this band has paid their dues. If they were any lesser of a band they would not have survived this recent anti-deathcore movement. Fortunately, they survived and their release of “Personatropolis” solidifies their standing in the world of metal.
The album exhibits some of best musicianship that Deathcore has seen to date, which is saying quite a bit when you have bands like And Hell Followed With and Within the Ruins in that category. The album has some moments that are reminiscent of Meshuggah, but with all the drive and force of death metal bands like Deicide and Cannibal Corpse, and even a thrash element of Slayer.
Their dissonant chords and unique song structures are the highlight of this release, and I’d advise seeing their live show, because it is just as good as this album.