Friday, 16 December 2011

Demonic Slaughter - Revelations of Death Review

Demonic Slaughter; you know exactly where this is going. Old School Death and Black metal about, yep, you guessed it, Death, Dying, Decapitation and any other nasty words beginning with D that you can think off.

With the opening church bells of Funeral tolling through my speakers, it’s hard not to imagine the iconic riff of Black Sabbath starting but once you detach yourself from that mental jump, it’s a pretty good intro to the song. When the song starts proper you can feel the ferocious intent of the band and their mix of Black and death metal is a poignant combination.

With a sound which is a mix of Death and Cannibal Corpse being blended with the early styles of Celtic Frost this is a band that knows it’s target demographic and it is aimed solely at them. They don’t want any bandwagon hoppers, they want the true fans, and this is what makes the band stand out from the recent onslaught of “death metal” bands that have flooded the scene of late and they stand apart from the onslaught of Black metal bands as well. They have just become Demonic Slaughter in their own right.

Revelations of Death is the third album by Demonic Slaughter and it seems like they have found their trademark sound. This is the sound which defines them. There is very little to fault about this album and I look forward to seeing more of this band in the future.

Overall this is a brilliant album and one for all the death and black metal fans out there. I definitely recommend it to anyone who has even a passing interest in the genres.


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