Release DetailsLABEL Trinity Records [Hong Kong]
RELEASED ON 5/21/2006
Awaking To Immortality
posted on 7/2006 By:
A typically competent, technical and brutal Polish death metal offering...
While bands like Decapitated, Vader and Behemoth occupy Poland’s death metal elite, there are plenty of bands in the country’s second tier of death metal that are just as talented, if not as recognized, but just as worthy of praise; Parricide, Lost Soul, Trauma and Yattering to name a few. Now, you can add Vedonist to that list.
Though not instantly recognizable as a Polish act due to their American sounding take on death metal, Vedonist are still a fine mix of skillful brutality, percussive mastery and just a Yyrkoon-ish dash of thrashing melody though certainly not re-inventing the death metal wheel.
Originally released in 2005 but picked up by Trinity Records, Awaking Immortality is one of those gimmick-less death metal records that just does what it's supposed to do and does it right. There’s no pretense of pushing the envelope or shattering boundaries; the album just churns, chugs, blasts and roars through its eight fairly standard but lengthy tracks, none of which will change death metal.
Some nice melodic solos arise during “Self Created Martyr” and “Host of Human Desires” to break-up the generic proficiency of the band’s approach, but other than that, the rumbling, bass twanging technicality and blasting is as you’d expect as tracks like “Objectively Unjust”, “Loss of Humanity”, “Break the Disembodied Altar” and “Monologue With the Dust” deliver swirling, growling, death metal goodness that should please fans looking for something maybe without the big name of big label hype.
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