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Review: Chaotian - Effigies of Obsolescence
Effigies of Obsolescence

Label: Dark Descent Records
Year released: 2022
Duration: 40:35
Tracks: 7
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: July 18, 2022
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Effigies of Obsolescence

Rated 4/5 (80%) (6 Votes)

This is the debut for a Danish band who are definitely under the sway of the USDM sound of bands like Immolation or Incantation, with the fast, complex riffing and more than a touch of technicality in the songwriting. That said, I like this better than I generally like those bands, as it has more hooks in the riffs and a sense of melody that makes the songs more memorable. This is satisfyingly dense without so much that it becomes wanky, and the guitar sound maintains that unmistakable Scandinavian sound. The band sometimes gets lost in the speedy parts, and the songs could do with more identity. This is nothing Death Metal fans have not heard before, but it’s done well.

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