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I’ll be honest, sometimes I end up with more CDs to review than I even have time in the day. I try my best to get through them all, but by the end of the week I feel like I haven’t even made a dent. I’ve been thinking about a way to at least give these bands I don’t really get to some coverage on the site, and thus “Fresh Meat” was born. The concept? Quick, magazine style reviews that seem to be all the rage. This evening, three new albums hit the inbox, and I decided to sit down and check them out real quick.

Eyeconoclast: Drones of the Awakening

Up first, I decided to give Eyeconoclast a spin. I’m always up for some solid Death/Thrash Metal. The production to this album is a bit on the thick side, but that chunky output just makes the impact all the more effective, even brutal in some cases. “Proclaiming from Dead Dimension” is a beast, and the pace just seems to continue from there. I hear plenty of blast beat fueled areas through much of the album, which is fine given the amount of energy and aggression the band seems to bring with them. This alone easily makes many songs stick out, such as “Dawn of the Promethean Artifect,” my hands down favorite of the album that had me banging my head the entire time. But, there’s no denying that when songs add in some atmosphere to the riffs, like with “Anoxic Waters,” the futuristic themes feel a little more dismal, and a little more memorable, even if some areas seem a little more simplified.

Drones of the Awakening is available now through Prosthetic Records, and definitely is well worth your time.

Eyeconoclast (band)

Digital review material for this article provided by Prosthetic Records.