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Friday, July 30, 2010

Demiurg - Slakthus Gamleby (2010)



1. Life Is A Coma 
2. Death Grasp Oblivion
3. Travellers Of The Vortex
4. The Cold Hand Of Death
5. Cold Skin
6. From Laughter To Retching

7. Slakthus Gamleby
8. World Burial

Origin - Sweden
Style - Death Metal

" The lineup in this 'super' group is quite astounding......Rogga Johansson (every Death Metal band in Sweden), Dan Swano (Every band in Sweden),Ed Warby (every band in Holland) Etc....Well maybe ive gone too far....But you get the idea of the pedigree here within "

" Here we have Demiurg's 3rd full length.....Does it sound like Edge Of Sanity?.....Yes......Gorefest?...Yes......Paganizer?...Yes......A bit of all those bands are contained within..However there are much more progressive parts adding to the crushing Death Metal this time. Keyboards ala Swano's solo project swirl around and behind the tracks....Clean vocals of the Male and female kind...Chanting....and such. "

" Now I have never been a big fan of the female voice in Death Metal....Im Sorry !.....I luvs the women..I surely do....But I just never understood the fascination with having the angelic voice aginst the punishing sounds of death. To me it breaks up tracks and takes the quality down a bit.
That being said: There are some fucking cool tracks on this Lp....With regular Crushing Death Metal riffs in almost every song.....With some nice Doom ridden areas and Melodic guitar work...Take for instance 'Travellers Of The Vortex'...Has really good atmospheric melodic guitar passages and creepy vocals to go with it.Vocals: Rogga is awesome...Master of the growling and higher pitched screams..Spot on and goes well with the doomy tracks.Clean voice sounds like Candlemass...Its a take it or leave it affair. Female voice?.....Nice in church...Not on a Death Metal record (my humble opinion) "

All in all a fine record with alot of variation and progressive touches to it...If you dug later Edge Of Sanity..You more than likely will get into this. If you were hoping for a Old Sounding Death Metal Record...Uhhh look elsewhere......The production is crisp but sounds more in the Bloodbath vein than an old Grave or Entombed Lp

Nice To Be Back !.......I apoligize to my faithfull followers !
Now.....Get It!

9 comments:

  1. High respects Death Dealer.
    Thanks for come back!
    I'm agree with you about female vocals in death metal .....
    I hope in fucking 2010 , We listen to awesome albums.

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  2. Oh shit, just listened to the album. What the hell were they thinking mixing those female vocal parts into my old school death metal?

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  3. I've heard one new track on their myspace page and it had female vox in one part...and it was like "what the fuck?!"...I agree, a complete miss...will download this only to hear Rogga rage once more, his voice is a monstrous!!!

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  4. Stop moaning, people. There are enough records without the female vox, go listen to them. This is a truly great album, and i pay my respect to mr. Rogga and company!

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  5. Gorezone ObsessionJuly 31, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    The Female Vox is fucking awful but other than that the album is tits.

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  6. @Heathen - just saying those elements do not belong there, they seem very out of place. Without those female vocals and cheesy synths, this could be the best of Rogga's active projects, because, except for those elements, it sounds fantastic!

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  7. Bit Dissapointed with this album!! anybody know when the new Ribspreader is commin out??

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  8. Gorezone ObsessionAugust 1, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    I think it's supposed to come out this Month.

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