DEAD AWAKEN (Sweden) “Where Hope Turns Dripping Red” CD review by

DEAD AWAKEN (Sweden) “Where Hope Turns Dripping Red” CD review by

By Nico

In DEAD AWAKEN we are dealing with a Swedish band that drives since 2002 up to mischief in the death metal underground. After only five (!) Demo Publications is now the first full length namely ” Where Hope Turns Dripping Red before. ” Are to hear it rough and varied Old School Death of offers everything a fan of the style estimates. Between slow and rapid parts Doom blasts the listener, nine grenades blown around the ears have it in them. Not infrequently, one feels for many a part to VOMITORY or TORTURE DIVISION recalls, especially in terms of singing. But every now and then shimmer and non-Swedish bands like VADER and MALEVOLENT CREATION through because the riffing sounds in places like that. The riffing is generally pretty good and should become every fan of good old school Death purely run, even if so many reef arg “known” sounds. In any case, the nine presented songs are varied enough to listen to the plate at a time and definitely you can not certify each disc of the recent death metal flood. , the production is not bad, you would still definitely better can make. The drum is pushed into the background too much and the guitars a little muddy. Some criticism I have to practice on vocals. The Brüllwürfel on vocals poaching very monotonous grunts in deepest waters without putting real emphasis, but that’s bitching at a high level. Lyrically, there’s no big surprises, Death standards as far as the eye looks. Although I’m still a mystery why the song number three strange song title ‘Deutsches Afrika Corpse’: bears (Editor’s note but a great pun is). The textual content is not really refer to. Anspieltipps is the saustark runtergeholzte ‘Envy the Dead’ and the equally fast but far from thrashy riffing ‘State Of Corrosion’. Overall, a very nice slice of old-school brigade. Since VOMITORY are unfortunately still cede this year, the band had the potential to fill this gap, provided you put in the future again ne shovel in terms of songwriting and it made ??the songs compelling. Hardcore fans of the genre should not expect a counter on it.

Rating: 7.5/10

This review was originally written in German and has been translated using Google Translate. To view the original review in German click the link below.

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