Condemned- His Divine Shadow 7/10 \m/

Condemened

His Divine Shadow

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Release Date March 10th, 2017

Sam Townsley – Vocal
Steve Crow – Guitar
Ryan Reidy – Bass Guitar
Tyson Jupin – Drums

 

Today we take a listen to the latest Condemned
Album set to be released on March 10th, 2017The artwork really catches the eye, and I feel as though that is something that many of us metal heads do appreciate about the genre. The cover of His divine shadow really pops out and males you want to hear what the album will sound like.

Starting with the first track it seems as though it is simply the introductory track. With some ominous and Industrial sounds that fade in until a pattern begins formulate and lead right into the following track titled ‘Dawn”. Which is the first you hear Condemned’s brutal assault of death metal in a few years. The drums are tight, no power lost with the blast beats, but I find the balance between drums and guitars is a little more in the guitars favor. However, the drums actual sound is crisp, every cymbal strike is clear, the snare has a nice tone, and matches the guitar tones very well. There is no denying that the chemistry between all instruments is on point. considering I typically go for songs that are more uptempo, i really have gravitated towards “ascending the Spectral Thro” as one of my favorite tracks. there is something about the way it starts out. Listen to the first thirty seconds and it just grabs you, its a low and slow beginning that eventually evolves into something with some quick blast beats. but the groove is what hooks the listener, and the guitar riff around the 1:27 mark. its infectious and is actually when I really began to enjoy this album more and more. but i do have to point out the way Sam’s vocals sound at the 2:38 mark reminds me of some Chris Barnes SFU guttural vocals.(that should earn this album some bonus points in my book)  The entire album is filled with gut punching groove and a heavy dose of brutal breakdowns. The overall sound to this album will appeal to fans of bands like suffocation. Ten tracks long, this album contains nine tracks of complete unwavering brutal death goodness. I have found that the more I listen to this album the harder it have deciding which tracks I like the most. But one things for sure, when you listen to tracks like; “Ascending The Spectral Thro”, “His Divine Shadow”, and “World Reading Terror” you will understand how easy it is to get hooked. This album has plenty to offer, and has a ton of groove to get caught up in. I am digging this album, make sure you check this out.  7/10 \m/

 

Tracklist

  1. Penumbrae
  2. Dawn
  3. Omniscient Perturbations
  4. Legion
  5. Ascending The Spectral Thro
  6. Nefarious Sanguine Decree
  7. His Divine Shadow
  8. Pestilential Reign
  9. The Hive Ablaze
  10. World-Reaving Terror

Recorded at Trench Studios

Mixed at Mana Recording and mastered at West West Side Music

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