Eclectic German Death

March 14, 2017


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The Pitch: Death metal from Germany that traverses old school, first wave BM, and progressive within the confines of a single album.

What I Like: You've got some really great elements here that come together the most on "The Nature Of The Ground" and "Cold Threat."  HUGE, echoing blastbeats with a bit of a first wave black metal vibe, grisly blackened vocals, and some really righteous, earworm tremolo runs.  I'm getting flashbacks to Tribulation's The Horror.  But on the flip side we have more lush, progressive segments a la Death Karma/Enslaved with the organ and guitar solos on "Metanoia Journey" and other synth elements on the closing track.  I might even draw some comparisons on that last one to Cultes Des Ghoules.

What I Don't Like:  Inconsistent.  The songs are sometimes longer than they probably should be with movements of varying levels of interest.  However, I will say that each listen has led me to enjoy the duration more and more.

The Verdict:  A grower worth a few listens before passing judgment.  The highs are sky high, but the lows lead sometimes lead to an unsteady listening experience. 

Flight's Fav's: The Nature Of The Ground, Cold Threat, Metanoia Journey