MetalBite Review by Maciek on 5/15/2013
is a very interesting Death Metal band from Wisconsin. This band has caught my attention some time ago and I consider them as really solid crew playing really catchy Death Metal.
Most riffs are something between Six Feet Under
and Scandinavian Death Metal bands like Entombed
with vocals reminding Unleashed
's Johnny Hedlund. But not only vocals, you can hear some of the Unleashed
in 'Fractured' for example. So basically what comes to mind that there are not that many American Death Metal bands which would play it the Scandinavian way. And this band has made a decent attempt and definitely successful.
Guitars are slightly more polished, but still sound heavy and all riffs are really groovy. What is really interesting that when I was reading the band's description on the promo CD I found line which really made me laugh - "style similar to acts such as Slayer
, rather than the typical Cannibal Corpse
rip-offs". Well, there's no Slayer
here, that's for sure. Whoever was writing this, hasn't listened to much metal in her/his life. Interesting example how your own recording company can confuse listeners by not very accurately presenting your style. Anyways, it's a very good production, with very interesting, low, strong growling and one of a must-have positions in my opinion. My favourite track is probably the last one - 'More Demon Souls', which style reminds me of my favourite last tracks on Edge Of Sanity
albums, like 'Feedin' The Charlatan' or 'Song Of Sirens' which is more chaotic and in American Death Metal style. Overall the album is a really brilliant release and great for moshing live.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 9.4 out of 10