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Fleshgod Apocalypse

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.79 | 11 ratings

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VOTOMS
3 stars If Blind Guardian was a Brutal Death Metal band, they call Fleshgod Apocalypse.

What first drew me to Fleshgod Apocalypse was their album covers. Attractive. About their music? Mafia was a good EP and it was my first contact with the band. And this one is not left behind. The first drum beats of the opening remind me of deathcore, but I was instantly wrong (for god's sake). A few seconds after, it turns into a brutal never ending blast beat. But the classical influences are still there. The leading guitars are epic and for real, sounds like Blind Guardian leading solos/riffs brutal version. Sometimes the album brought me melodic black metal on my mind, maybe because of the epic classical tendencies. The album is full of classical/symphonic interludes. And the last song is another piano solo, but I personally prefer Mafia last track. Every track shows something different. But the drums, as expected from a brutal enough band, sound repetitive. Mafia EP was short, so the drums equality doesn't bother at all. But this is a full-lenght. Yeah, is not repetitive at all, but I'm actually bored of exageratted bands. I'm much more into oldschool death metal or avant-garde (gorguts, etc). But this is something personal, so it will not influence my review.

A decent work from a decent band.

VOTOMS | 3/5 |

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