Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|The Haunted, Gardenian, In Flames|
Statements of Intent
Genres: Rock, Metal
2007 compilation from Earache Records' Wicked World imprint, a label that focuses solely on Death and Extreme Metal genre. Features 16 tracks including rare demos and album tracks from The Haunted, Dimmu Borgir, Gandalf, K... more »
2007 compilation from Earache Records' Wicked World imprint, a label that focuses solely on Death and Extreme Metal genre. Features 16 tracks including rare demos and album tracks from The Haunted, Dimmu Borgir, Gandalf, Katatonia, In Flames, Arch Enemy and many more. Wicked World.
Excellent sampling of Death Metal bands
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am myself just getting into this genre - I was drawn to this collection because of the track by In Flames, an INCREDIBLE band, and this track is only otherwise available on their difficult-to-find-in-the-USA EP "Black Ash Inheritance."Needless to say, the In Flames track is jaw-dropping, kick-$hitting metal. These bastards can PLAY. But I was surprised how consistently good most of the other bands are:The Haunted turn out a great demo called "Shattered," very thrash, super-fast. A great side-project by the In Flames guitarist called Gardenian submits a fantastic track as well, with interesting harmonies in the chorus (surprisingly melodic for this kind of music). Also featured on this collection is Arch Enemy, apparently a fairly well-known band, and they have an awesome song called "Black Earth" that compliments In Flames' "Goliaths Disarm Their Davids" very well. A band called Thy Serpent have a 9-minute-plus epic at the end of the collection which is very cool, and keeps you interested.Finally, I am very happy to find a band called Dark Tranquility. I have checked on AMG and the user reviews here on Amazon and between those reviews and the awesome track "Razorfever" on this collection, I will DEFINITELY be checking out some of their other stuff.There's a lot of more irritating bands on this collection - especially the high-voiced singers, those always seem really out of place among the death growlers, and kinda wussy - and somewhere in the middle I stop paying as much attention, but all told, this is a fantastic CD and if you're looking for a way to let death metal's foot in your door, this is a great option."