The flat production plus the nagging snare drum alongside vocals that were mostly hoarse and deep-throated with occasional screams kind of were annoying. I couldn't get into this one no matter how hard I tried. Another boon were the leads, but with the mixing not well done, kind of raw, it didn't strike home with me. I suppose their whole concept was to build something that was heavy and somewhat fast, but the guitars weren't that special here and I don't see how they can achieve a higher rating than what I'm giving it.
Some of the guitars sounded like something I've heard from other bands, mainly demonstrating their influences. What are featured here are songs that are much like a thick tone with crunchy licks that don't really stand out. All 4 members of this band would've probably be ranked higher than mine if the production quality was better. If you could hear the guitars more fluidly, then it would've been a better album overall. However, it's tough nowadays to make a death metal album that has a sound quality with unknown bands.
The snare drum the whole way through was kind of what I thought to rather brainwrenching. But it is do with the average production and if the band had more income, maybe all instruments would've been done in justifiably. So yeah, the music just wasn't anything that stuck in my head. They just took on average riff ideas and turned them into 50+ minutes of boredom. The band has a bright future if they can make more honorable music. It was difficult to hear exactly what they were playing riff-wise. Heavy muting totally.
All in all, the music wasn't very strong and the vocals were kind of boring even though there were 2 members doing them. I'd say if they could've constructed more memorable riffs, then that would've made up for the lousy sound that the production emitted. The band has a bright future if they write songs that were more bearable, not just average, or a tad below average. You can possibly YouTube this album and see if you think the same way about this one. I would recommend holding off on purchasing this one, no flare really.
Reviewed By Death8699 (email@example.com).