|Review: The Few Against Many - Sot|
Label: Pulverised Records
Year released: 2009
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: October 7, 2009
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
This band is very much in the vein of more modern Swedish DM, though they do not fit the standard definition of ‘melodic' Death Metal. They don't use twin-guitar melodies or any clean vocals or anything like that. What they do is use keys to add a layer of melody that otherwise they would not have. On the one hand, it does make their music more individual and helps raise it above the crowd, on the other it sounds kind of trendy in places, and they don't do this as well as some other bands like Septic Flesh. Other than the keys, this is very standard ‘extreme' Death Metal of the modern school. The guitar tone is decent but the riffs are bland, and the big production job can't hide that. The drums go clickety clickety, the vocals are a kind of smoothed-out bellow, and the songwriting tries hard to be catchy without vocal melodies. When they pump up the keys and let them take center stage, this actually sounds better, reminding me of stuff like Hollenthon, but for the most part, this doesn't excite me much.
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