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Enslaved In Darkness

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Enslaved In Darkness

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Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Crust, Death, Grind
1. Enslaved In Darkness
2. Anguished Existence
3. Baleful Conception
4. Unwilling To Forgive
5. New Messiah

Review by Brad on March 1, 2012.

First off, I would love to say that another term as low as "Crust" Metal is just getting ridiculous.... that aside, what I've heard thus far from Stormcrow is something great I must have missed in 2005. The songs that are on this re-issue are very good. The guitars and vocals demand your listening attention. But, on the other hand, the production of the album does not do justice to the great potential these songs have. The drums are way too buried in the mix and almost feel like another bass guitar. I really think if they could have either got the dudes from Stormcrow to re-record these songs or re-master them we would have an amazing piece of metal.

That is not to take away from "Enslaved In Darkness" good though. It reminds me of Acid Bath; production and all, just way more metal... and for those who know of the late great Acid Bath will know what I mean. These songs just demand a good producer and this band would be touring with Mastodon. These songs are fantastic, memorable, and heavy. What more could you say for a good band?

Keep in mind I'm not a promoter or anything important. I just feel that Stormcrow's "Enslaved In Darkness" would absolutely kill the listener if it sounded a bit better.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 8
Atmosphere: 8
Production: 6
Originality:7
Overall: 7.5

Rating: 7.3 out of 10