Saturday, December 5, 2015

Affliction Gate - Dying Alone

Affliction Gate is a five piece band consisting of Herostratos (vocals), Grief (rhythm guitar), Bobby (lead guitar), Nico (bass), Laurent M. (drums). Genre described as Old School Death Metal. Band origin France.

Dying Alone EP to be released on January 5th 2016 Transcending Obscurity productions. My first impression, a furious attack of powerful death metal comes at you from the start. No long intro or crazy long scream, just a straight to the song and get punched in the face with raw brutality type of music. 

Indeed the old school roots are evident, but they do deviate at times. One of my favorite tracks that demonstrates this is "Devising Our Own Chains", while maintaining the old school vibe, it slowly creeps into something much faster and diverse, plus the solos are done tastefully and are memorable. Another strong contender is "Manicheism Inertia", catchy verse riffs reminiscent of Morbid Angel early days or Malevolent Creation style of transitions. Blistering blast beats and punchy distorted guitar sound bring forth the devastation. 

In conclusion, if you are looking for that raw early death metal sound with a slight edge, then look no further and add this one to your collection.~Artemortifica

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