Thursday, September 1, 2011

Septic Flesh/Sumerian Daemons/Hammerheart Records/2004 CD Review

Septic Flesh are a band from Greece that has been around for more than 20 years and this is a review of their classic 2004 album "Sumerian Daemons" which was released by Hammerheart Records.

Drums are very fast with alot of blast beats being utilized while the bass playing which is mixed down low in the mix has a very dark tone that follows the riffs that are coming out off the guitars, as for the keyboards they have a dark sound that remind me of a classic horror movie soundtrack with some industrial style sounds that have a slight gothic influence.

Rythym guitars contain alot of variety with some very fast death metal riffing that contain a little bit of a thrash influence mixed with some more slow melodic riffs while the guitar leads sound very melodic with alot of talent being utilized.

Vocals are mostly low pitched death metal growls with some clean male and female vocals that have a very symphonic opereatic feel and at times gothic sounding while the lyrics cover the mythologies of Summer, Greece as well as some Faustian, Luciferian, Left Hand Path and other esoteric/occult philosophies, as for the production on this albumwhich was recorded and mixed at Studio Freeman in Sweden during the months of May and June of 2002 sounds very professional and all of the instruments come out sounding good.

In my opinion this is a very good album from Septic Flesh and while I prefered the albums they did before this one, I still feel this is a good album from the band and it seemed like they were going back to their heavier roots on this album, if you are a fan of Septic Flesh you would not be disapointed and you probably already have this cd since it come out a long time ago.
STANDOUT TRACKS INCLUDE "Unbeliever" "when All Is None" "dark River" "Magic Loves Infinity" "Infernal Sun" and "Shapeshifter". RECOMMENDED BUY

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