Reptilian Death, a side project of Demonic Resurrection‘s Sahil Makhija, is symptomatic of everything one has come to expect of modern societal sensibility. Vapid, having no central uniting thread, lacking any form of coherent substance or ambition, this is the ultimate insult to the idea of underground metal, regressing a proud art form to a by-the-numbers exercise in macho posturing and insipidly accessible textures. The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence is evidence of an almost callous disregard, worse, an execrable ignorance of the very fiber of heavy metal, a damning indictment of the creator’s total obliviousness and a sorry commentary on the state of Indian metal.
The concept of writing a song from the outset eludes this artist’s perspective on music. These are inanely cobbled together riffs, really little more than practice patterns that follow each other in predictable progressions. No story to tell, no symphony of violence to unfurl, Reptilian Death has assembled a cookbook of cookie-cutter variations, lasting between four to eight bars on average with startling regularity; the band has obviously not grown beyond its infantile and infinitely inferior Cannibal Corpse affectations but while debut Total Annihilation was a charmingly innocent, naive and fun recording, The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence fancies itself far more elaborate, containing asinine metalcore grooves and purportedly sinister arpeggios. The tragedy therein being this artist’s track record suggesting an altogether disconnect with this music’s pulse.
There isn’t much to say here. Sahil Makhija in his various incarnations over the years has been little more than a hack job, fit for ingestion by unsuspecting newcomers susceptible to the wares of marketing. Incongruous and out of tune with the genre’s ideological leanings, The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence is a sham best avoided like the plague.