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Review: Demonik - Demon

Label: Independent
Year released: 2020
Duration: 39:02
Tracks: 10
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: March 11, 2020
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating

Rated 3/5 (60%) (1 Vote)

With the warm reception of their latest album, Rise from Chaos, Demonik have gone ahead and re-recorded their previous two albums with their new lineup. The first of these is Demon, the only full-length they released under their original name Demon, but it's honestly about on par with their modern material.

Describing Demonik's sound is pretty hard because they don't really sound like anybody else. Their brand of Thrash is built on intense melody and unusual song structures that don't really conform to any regular Thrash styles. I never heard the original version of this album, so I can't really say how much of an improvement this is, but what I can say is that this is made up of tight musicianship and clever playing that unfortunately doesn't stick out as much as it could. They were clearly going for an original sound, but at this stage in their careers didn't seem to be able to mix it in with catchy songwriting and strong choruses, which would have really brought this up to a new level. If you're in the market for some off-kilter Thrash, then you'll want to start with Rise from Chaos, but if you liked that, you can get this too.

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