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Review: Deströyer 666 - Phoenix Rising
Deströyer 666
Phoenix Rising

Label: Season of Mist
Year released: 2000
Duration: 40:04
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black/Thrash

Rating: 4.75/5

Review online: January 19, 2001
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Phoenix Rising

Rated 4.09/5 (81.85%) (54 Votes)

After many delays, Destroyer 666's third full-length album is finally here. And they still destroy everything in their path. While Phoenix Rising doesn't always sound as "evil" as 1997's Unchain the Wolves (better production having something to do with it), the music still has the D666 no-compromise tag on it. This Australian Black Metal band sure doesn't keep putting out the same album, as Phoenix Rising doesn't sound like their earlier two efforts, while retaining the band's signature sound. The drums are definitely more present than in the previous releases, adding more punch to the powerful guitars. ARGH! METAAAAAL! Add to this the hate-filled vocals, which, surprisingly, are sometimes easy to understand. One of the songs includes a very short period with clean vocals, but don't run away, they fit the song perfectly.

40 minutes is too short... but then again, the album would span 2 CDs and I would still find it too short. One can never get enough Destroyer 666. Buy this or forever be a poser.

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