Even though one of my all time favorite hobbies is to throw on Fleshwrought as loud as possible while I drive through suburban areas….I highly advise against it. This album is just so full of anger even the mildest tempered individual is at risk when listening to “Dementia/Dyslexia.” It’s the perfect recipe for a speeding ticket or vehicular manslaughter.
Navene Koperweis (Animosity, Animals As Leaders) takes on all responsibilities in the 2010 tech-death masterpiece, “Dementia/Dyslexia.” With exception to the vocals, featuring Jonny Davy (Job For A Cowboy), Koperweis plays all instruments featured and does it with a scary amount of expertise, while coexisting as the albums producer.
Only 33 minutes long “Dementia/Dyslexia” contains countless impossibly fast riffs and piercing solos but does so without cramming or clutter. The album always seems longer than 33 minutes. My theory is that Fleshwrought has content for a 55 minute album but play so goddamn fast it ends up being only 33 minutes. And because faster is better, basic math tells us that Fleshwrought is awesome. The drums are endlessly entertaining! Unfathomable fills and blasts and a bass pedal like a machine gun, Koperweis poured his heart and soul into Fleshwrought. The track “Weeping Hallucinations” feels like a window to a demented man’s mind.
With that said…any fan of the heavy metal with built up emotion should find Fleshwrought’s Dementia/Dyslexia to be the album that rips that burden from within you and turns it into a burning passion, a feeling you can use to fuel you through your troubles.
Be sure to check in on Navene Koperweis’s newest endeavor “Navene K” a drum and bass/electronic experiment
– Tyler Dermitt