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Gospel Of Maggots
Review by Adam M on June 29, 2010.
Very technical metal is on display here that prides itself on speed and intensity. There are many moments that are quite compelling and the band do an admirable job keeping their material frenetic. It’s also apparent that Deivos might bring things up a couple of notches too high as well, as there could be a little more control to be found. Nimble drumming and furious guitar playing take precedence in the mix. The focus is definitely upon bringing a chaotic style into the forefront and they bring a technical level of finesse that is quite worth appreciating to the listener.
You could compare Deivos to a band like Nile, but we can detect a looser approach here. Most of the songs on the album are of similar quality, although there is certainly variation to be found in the riff structures between them. The pace the band maintains is definitely quicker than that which Nile performs at and shows off the talent of the band’s performers. In fact, the least interesting facet of the album is perhaps the vocals, which just fit into the background, but do nothing to separate themselves from the rest of the material. Otherwise, nimble textures are crafted that create a complex sound arena for the band.
One could argue the band might improve by trying to slow down their musical tempos and trying to bring slower, more compelling moments to the forefront, but the music is tight enough to overlook how there could be slightly more ingenious moments to be found. Fans of technical metal should be in for enough of a treat with the release as they will be able to digest the intense display perhaps better than the remainder of all metal listeners. Still, anyone looking for something adventurous could give "Gospel Of Maggots" a try as well.
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Rating:7.6 out of 10