|Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore
May 26th, 2006
Release length: 42:07
Right off the bat, you’ll notice a change musically with the song “Unspoken”. The songs seem to have more melody in them then on the previous recording The Venom Divine, as well as more intensity. The drumming has especially picked up, as it seems like there’s more double bass kicks used in a faster pace. The breakdowns on the album, too, seem to have more of a sting then previous works, which is great since some of them on the previous release were rather boring. They seem to better fit the song as well, such as the outro breakdown in “Collapse”, which carries pretty much the same intensity, and just feels heavier and as if there’s more going on, working perfectly to end the song.
There are a few songs on here people may consider filler tracks, but not too many. “These Stings”, while being a much slower song, may sound good the first few times, but after repeat listens may become boring as there isn’t much to offer in it. “Forget Everything” is another track that isn’t all that inspiring as well, and easily will be shadowed by the excellent track “Echoes”, a very heavily melodic track with an infectious chorus.
Sacrifice also sees a lot of singing and some better done screaming in comparison to the last release. While there are bands out there that use a simple form of scream verse, sing chorus, cheesy breakdown, this release isn’t full of songs that abuse that rule. Some songs you do hear that rule, such as “Echoes” and “Unspoken”, but then you have tracks like “True Belief” that don’t follow the recipe and are all screaming and ass kicking.
Sacrifice proves to be a solid release by this band, and proof that some bands age like a fine wine. While some of the songs may end up boring after a while, the album has enough songs to draw you back and have you listening again, or even breaking out into your little breakdown dance. Hardcore kiddies will probably delight in the last track, “Sacrificed”, which gives the feeling of a two and a half minute breakdown. All in all, it’s a really impressive release from Deadsoil that deserves your attention. Let’s hope the next one continues the formula and tops this one.
01. Unspoken – 4:12
02. Cross The Great Divide – 4:35
03. The Day I Die – 4:39
04. These Stings – 3:27
05. Viper – 4:23
06. Forget Everything – 2:53
07. Echoes – 4:14
08. Remembrance – 1:17
09. Collapse – 3:27
10. Ultimate Domination – 3:31
11. True Belief – 2:53
12. Sacrificed – 2:36
|Overall Score: 7/10
Physical review copy of this release provided by personal funds.