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Ferenc Horvath – Vocals

Tobias Köppl – Guitar

Georg Maier – Bass

Flo Puchert – Drums


COMMON GRAVE: "Embedded Coding"     


Produced by Stephan Fimmers and with guest appearances by John Gallagher (Dying Fetus) and Elliot Desgagnes (Beneath the Massacre).

review by Matthew "Newbreed99" Haumschild___ 


 In the same boat as Machine Head and Skinlab

 in regards to heaviness.


             “Embedded Coding” (EC) is a little confusing. I realize it’s an odd way to start off a review, but keep reading. The first thing I try to do when I listen to a new CD from a new (to me) band is to try to figure out what kind of music they create. Based on the first track, I knew I was going to like them. EC starts off some electronic intro. And it sounds pretty good, so I was thinking that they would incorporate that into their sound. I was wrong. My initial thought is, “wow…another death-metal band, yay.”


            After giving the CD a few more listens, I am able to give you, the reader and potential buyer of this CD, some of my insight. The most positive thing I can say about EC is that the music is awesome. The guitars are heavy as a motherfucker! Great musicianship! The drumming is more than adequate, they’d probably sound better if they were mixed better, and the bass….oh the BASS! I can hear it! And Georg Maier is good! He follows the guitar precisely and when he’s not, he sounds great anyway. What am I missing? The Vocals. Yeah, I could do without them. I’m not saying he’s awful by any means, just not my cup of tea. The songs have so much potential. I’ll go as far as saying that, if it weren’t for the singing, I’d put them in the same boat as Machine Head and Skinlab in regards to heaviness and as technical as Dillinger Escape Plan.


            If I liked death-metal, this album would be one of the greats. For death-metal, this really isn’t a bad CD at all. Comparing Horvath’s singing (if you can call it that) to other singers of that genre is actually better than most. If the band wants any advice from me, I would tell Horvath to not sing so low and aggressively. I feel like…he’s almost there! It’s audible, I could hear and understand what he’s singing, but if he was clearer, Common Grave could go places! I think they could be a major player, the singing just needs some fine-tuning.


            Overall, the songs on this album are all aggressive, fast, it doesn’t slow down at all. The best part is, it’s not so intense where I would have to stop listening to it to catch my breath or to give my ears a rest. And the quality of the recording is great too. It was mixed quite well, although the drums could have been mixed slightly better. If you’re into death metal…definitely check this CD out.


For a death-metal CD I’d give it an 8/10

For someone who doesn’t listen to death-metal regularly 7/10


review by Matthew Haumschild   

Matthew Haumschild is a staff writer/editor for since 2002

He is based out of Minneapolis Minnesota USA he can be reached at and  on



Common Grave was founded in spring 1999 and recorded its first demo “M.D.K.” in 2000. After a variety of line-up changes the release of Common Grave’s debut album “Dehumanized” in 2006 marked a new beginning for the band. Now Common Grave returns with its second longplayer “Embedded Coding”.

After playing support gigs for bands like Necrophagist, Job For A Cowboy, Immolation, Deadlock or Vomitory, the band has proven to be a serious international live act by securing the support slot for last year’s renowned Summer Slaughter Canada Tour (Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Beneath the Massacre, Into Eternity,…).

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