|Review: Dark Tower - Eight Spears|
Label: Lab 6 Music
Year released: 2016
Review online: January 25, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Rated 4.06/5 (81.25%) (16 Votes)
Brazilian Black/Death Metal horde, Dark Tower, has been around since 2006. The band's latest opus, released in 2016, is called Eight Spears, and man, they pretty much kick ass on this second studio full-length outing. Dark Tower draw their main influences from such legendary names as Dissection, Necrophobic and Dark Funeral, in other words, mostly absorbing influences from the Swedish spectrum of melodic and very hook-filled extreme Metal, sounding tight as hell, melodic and intense. The melodic progressions are all thoroughly and very well written, which is also finely in balance with some aggressively blasting parts that the album is pretty much full of. Dark Tower truly manages to shine whenever they start to paint the ominous, crimson horizon by those Dissection-ish melodies that are such sweet candies to my ears. Extra credit goes out to drummer Jean Secca for his totally kick-ass drum work. He's a true human machine behind his drum artillery.
As for some constructive but perhaps not so fair criticism, Dark Tower also use some clean vocal parts in two or three songs, which unfortunately tend to take away some of the vital intensity and fine aggression that they have managed to incorporate into the songs. The clean vocals simply don't fit with Dark Tower's Black/Death Metal.
There's not much left to be said about Eight Spears, but it's definitely worth checking out if you are just a fan of well crafted and melodic extreme Metal music.
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