Review by Adam M on February 3, 2012.
This is a fairly good Death Metal album that brings some obvious influences to the table. One can hear Decapitated in their sound, with some of the jagged riffing. There are also the sounds of classic Death Metal bands like Morbid Angel and Immolation to be heard in these riffs.
The music on here is well-performed and tight, but not quite up to the level of the best bands in the genre. Songs like 'Demon Time' stand out somewhat, but the band takes a safe approach throughout the relatively short running length of this album. The song-structures are fairly straightforward, with no incredibly complicated portions. However, there is enough variation overall to make things fairly interesting on the whole. There is enough aggression and charisma. It’s simply the performances that prevent this from being as essential as some older Death Metal releases. Instrumentally they could be a little less sloppy and more pristine, for example.
The entire aura of the band comes off as being solid, yet nothing special and this is fine if you have lower standards in Death Metal taste. Those looking for a cutting edge listen will probably want to look for something else, but Pandemia brings a reasonably impressive Death Metal punch to the table with their album "Personal Demon".
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Rating:7.2 out of 10