Epitome are a band from Poland that plays a mixture of grindcore and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 compilation album "Auteo'ROT'icism/Engulf The Decrepitude" which was released by Deformeathing Productions and consists of both their 1994 and 1998 demos.
A very fast and heavy grindcore sound starts off the compilation along with some blast beats and a mixture of both death metal growls and high pitched screams and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the compilation.
Some of the riffs utilize morbid sounding melodies and the vocals also get very guttural at times while some of the screams add in schizophrenic sounds and there are also some electronic elements in the music in some of the tracks which also gives the music more of an avant garde feeling and one track also adds in a touch of drum'n'bass and the tracks from 1994 bring in more of a raw death/grind style while also bringing in the early style of slam and when guitar leads are utilized briefly they remain true to an early 90's style of death metal.
Epitome played a style of death/grind that was very brutal for the 90's and also was a few years ahead of their time bringing in guttural and slam elements which where rare back in those days, the production on the 98 demo sounded professional while the one from 94 sounds more raw and the lyrics cover violence and gore themes.
In my opinion Epitome are a very great sounding brutal mixture of death metal and grindcore and if you are a fan of those musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Surgeon's Complex" "Hermetic Flesh Capsule" and "Incarnated Of Morbidity". 8 out of 10.