is bass even relevant in the metal genre? you can't even hear it most of the time and this album has confirmed no bass and it's still a great record.
Some bands like Pig Destroyer didn't have a bass guitar at all, while other bands like Neoandertals ditched the guitar.
But yee so few like Neoandertals. Experimental Brutal Death at it's best.
Nice bait you got me.
It's a 6/10 at best and the worst of the first four
Try to listen to bands as diverse as Iron Maiden, Atheist, Cryptopsy, Sleep, Misanthrope, Bolt thrower, Deathspell Omega ( well paracletus at least) , Faith No More without a bass.
I'm a drummer
don't forget Black Sabbath, Queensryche, Megadeth, Anthrax, Judas Priest, Dark Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Incantation, Mayhem, Darkthrone, Motorhead, Mercyful Fate, Sodom, Grand Belial's Key, and most non-extreme metal
this is all without getting into any of the "prog" bands that showcase some virtuoso bassist
the "bass doesn't matter" meme has been propagated by a couple decades of bad music and ignorant listeners