Apothys - Advent: Doom review
|Release date:||September 2009|
02. Cacophony Rising
03. Of Writhing Eyes
To get anywhere these days, your music needs to hit hard, have some degree of melody in it, sound clear and perhaps be slightly over the top in some way. Advent: Doom is amazingly Apothys' first release outside of demos, but this EP has all these things. The reason that is amazing, is because the band sound as tight and accomplished together as a band who have done this all their lives. Not only do the band sound great delivering their slightly melodic, slightly blackened, slightly technical death metal, but the three songs on this CD have been composed with a great deal of care and attention to detail.
Apothys make death metal interesting. The growled and snarled vocals sound brilliant, but the guitar work on this EP is the star of the show. Melodic and slightly over the top in a very Dethklok kind of way, the guitars really are wonderful. The solos in general, but the second half of "Cacophony Rising" has such a great thrash-tinged solo blasting back into death metal for more carnage. The CD only picks up more pace with the last song on the album leaving you quite astounded as to the quality of music we have here.
Advent: Doom is at the same time something that will appeal greatly to both avid and casual death metal listeners. It is accessible. Technical, melodic, crushing and wild; this will have you hooked and begging for more. The three songs almost reach a twenty minute total, but judging from this EP, Apothys have the ability and that spark it takes to create some genuinely top class metal. Saying these are a band to watch out for does no justice to the music, just listen to it yourself and see.
||Written on 18.02.2010 by Member of Staff since 2006.|
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