Graveyard of Eden

Based on the artwork and logo, I was fully expecting either unadulterated,, guttural Comatose/Unique Leader styled assaulted of tech death or a burly typically Belgian chug fest (Dehuman hails from Brussels), I braced for the impending assault. However, I was graced with a modern style of death metal that mixed a little of everything from Floridian death metal, tech death, thrash, melodic death and some innate Belgian brawn into one solid little second album.

Admittedly, the album isn’t a game changer or ground breaker, but it’s enjoyable enough, even with the more thrash based vocals amid the death metal ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ delivery. The production is clean and hefty enough when the band is delivering a solid groove or feral blast the quartet can play their instruments well enough and the song writing is dynamic enough to be interesting, although the band’s lack of clear concrete style might deter some.

When the band slow down or become a little more melodic and little an reign things in is where they become a little more memorable, than the standard if intense blasts., whether standalone songs or within separate songs. The likes of “Invocation of Sublime Death” “Cerebro Venificium” and rangy 7 minute closer “Goddess of Sins” become a little more interesting and varied than the competent dervishes of “Crypts of Blood”, “Temple of Lust and Fire” or “Ov Madness”.

I’m not sure I’ll throw on Graveyard of Eden out of desire or need after this review, but certainly I wont skip any of their songs when the ipod is on shuffle. and let me tell you- that’s is no small feat considering the metal I have for review loaded on the thing.

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Written by E. Thomas
April 23rd, 2015


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