Origin: Santa Cruz, California, USA  
Genres: Death Metal
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Page online: October 31, 2008
Last update/review: August 3, 2017

Decrepit Birth

This highly-charged California outfit has two albums to their credit, with the most recent being Diminishing Between Worlds, released in 2008. Diminishing is a brutal tech death assault, overflowing with complex riffs, time changes, insane drumming, the works (though several reports state that the first album, 2003's ... And Time Begins, is of a very different death metal style). For the uninitiated, the standard disclaimers apply -- this is seriously complex and brutally heavy, with the drawback (to some) being that songs tend to blur together, as each song is really nothing more than a neverending string of short-lived riffs. An exhausting listen, no question about that, Diminishing ranks among the best of its class.

Current Members

Bill Robinson


Matt Sotelo


Derek Boyer

bass/vocals (Suffocation)

Sean Martinez


Sam Paulicelli

drums (ex-Abigail Williams)

Former Members/Guests

Joel Horner


Tim Yeung

drums (ex-Aurora Borealis, ex-Council Of The Fallen, Divine Heresy, ex-Hate Eternal, ex-Morbid Angel)

K.C. Howard



... And Time Begins  
2003 Unique Leader
  1. Prelude to the Apocalypse
  2. Condemned to Nothingness
  3. Thought Beyond Infinity
  4. The Infestation
  5. Rebirth of Consciousness
  6. Shroud of Impurity
  7. Concepting the Era
  8. Of Genocide
  9. ...And Time Begins
  • Bill Robinson
  • Matt Sotelo
  • Derek Boyer
  • Tim Yeung

Diminishing Between Worlds  
2008 Unique Leader
  1. The Living Doorway
  2. Reflection of Emotions
  3. Diminishing Between Worlds
  4. Dimensions Intertwine
  5. The Enigmatic Form
  6. A Gathering of Imaginations
  7. Through Alchemy Bound Eternal
  8. ...and Time Begins
  9. Await the Unending
  10. Essence of Creation
  11. The Morpheus Oracle (Outro)
  • Bill Robinson
  • Matt Sotelo
  • K.C. Howard

2010 Nuclear Blast
  1. (A Departure of the Sun) Ignite the Tesla Coil
  2. Metatron
  3. Resonance
  4. Polarity
  5. Solar Impulse
  6. Mirroring Dimensions
  7. A Brief Odyssey in Time
  8. The Quickening of Time
  9. Sea of Memories
  10. Symbiosis
  11. Darkness Embrace
  • Bill Robinson
  • Matt Sotelo
  • Joel Horner
  • K.C. Howard

Axis Mundi  
2017 Nuclear Blast
  1. Vortex of Infinity – Axis Mundi
  2. Spirit Guide
  3. The Sacred Geometry
  4. Hieroglyphic
  5. Transcendental Paradox
  6. Mirror of Humanity
  7. Ascendant
  8. Epigenetic Triplicity
  9. Embryogenesis
  • Bill Robinson
  • Matt Sotelo
  • Sean Martinez
  • Sam Paulicelli

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