DESECRESY - The Doom Spectron (XTREEM MUSIC - CD 2012)
Finnish death metal used to be so bloody good back in the early 90's, it spawned many fantastic bands. And it doesn't matter than most of them were "one great album only" type of band. Sadly, next decade was not so kind for Finnish death metal, but that has finally changed in the late 00's, when another generation of death metal walked out of the catacombs. Let's just mention Lie Ruins, Stench of Decay, Decaying, Claws, Hooded Menace, , Lantern, , and few more I forgot about now. There's also , band, which was formed by couple of ex- members. This band quickly gathered a solid support from death maniacs, and truly deserved it. Until 2019 they already have five albums recorded and here's one of them: "The Doom Spectron" from 2012.
This blue album (every album has characteristic colour of the artwork) is probably my favourite work from them. All eight tracks show an intriguing combination of death metal brutality, with fast or mid paced stuff and great sections with death / doom influence, dark, gloomy atmosphere and a good dose of melody to achieve even more interesting and capturing result. With good balance between all these aspects of old school death metal, "The Doom Spectron" is an album, which is a feast to death metal fan. I really like how they create that almost haunting, abyssal atmosphere in the music, and that the atmosphere is probably a bit more important than the sheer aggression. Even in faster, more bestial songs like "Forged from Chaos" (which has a strong Incantation influence) there's room for slower, more harmonious and original riffage. There's occasion for blasting and brutal stuff in every song. But such "The Sleep of Titans" presents exactly what best has to offer - bone crushing heaviness, bleak aura, eerie, quite memorable harmonies, beastly vocals... "Sons of the Burning God" is another fine example.
on "The Doom Spectron" is awesome in its entirety, also lyrically this is very interesting material. No bad song, but dull parts. For me this is best album, it definitely is much better than its follower “ Transcendence” for instance. A definite must to have for death metal maniacs.
Standout tracks: "The Sleep of Titans", "Sons of the Burning God"