Review by Krys on July 20, 2006.
There are two ways to review this album. One, rip it to pieces, defecate on it and wipe an ass with its cover for not being Dissection of old and two, treat it like a regular new release and forget about the band's past. Since almost everyone in metal world went with choice Nr. 1 I'll try to take a look at it from a second angle. "ReinkaΩs" is simply a melodic death metal record with strong satanic lyrics that feel almost like a main part of the album with music there just to help serve the message. By saying that, I have to admit that except few really good riffs and couple solos, most of the tracks are your typical melodic death that wouldn't really stand out from the crowd if it wasn't for Jon Nödtveidt's voice. Catchy choruses and almost rock/heavy influenced melody lines and even female vocals on last track, make this album much less extreme than what today's scene has to offer but at this same time "ReinkaΩs" is a pleasant piece of music that can stay in your head for days if you're not into blastbeats (or old Dissection – I couldn't resist).
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Rating: 7.2 out of 10