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The Sinister Supremacy

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The Sinister Supremacy
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Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Death, Melodic, Thrash
1. Sounds Of Pre-Exsistence
3. Mechanically Divine
4. Ostracized
5. The Decline
6. Insurrection Is Imminent
7. In The Absence Of Pain
8. Humanity Defined
9. Hate Repentance State
10. Collapse Of Illusions
11. By Darkness Designed
12. Existence Is Just A State Of Mind

Review by Krys on November 5, 2013.

...And this is how death/thrash metal should be played. After 5 years since their last full length release Darkane delivers one of the best albums in its discography and definitely a strong candidate for best of 2013. It's not their best cause I have my old favorite but this blows out of the water almost anything else in this genre that's currently out there. One of the main forces of Gothenburg sound shows once again why they are the class on its own.

To tell you the truth there's really nothing wrong with this release. Rhythm section is as alway sharp as broken glass, Lawrence Mackory delivers impeccable vocals and with their signature orchestral interludes, sweeping guitars and sticky choruses you're left singing with them by the end of first listen. I mean 'nothing wrong' is an understatement. With the original lineup from 1999 'The Sinister Supremacy' succesfuly blends elements of their root sound with modern thrash. Doesn't matter what aspect of the overall sound is your favorite, drums, guitars or vocals, you're treated with intelligent, sharp and unparalleled musicianship. Once again this is how it's done and for all those new thrash/death enthusiasts listen and learn from the royalty of this genre.

I guess there's nothing more to say here, just love it - even bonus tracks are outstanding. The only problem I have is 5 year hiatus between releases. If this continues in 5 more years I'll be banging my head bold but who cares if it looks like to be yet another classic.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Originality: 9
Musicianship: 10
Atmosphere: 10
Production: 10
Overall: 9

Rating: 9.6 out of 10