Release DetailsLABEL N/A
RELEASED ON 9/6/2006
posted on 10/2006 By:
First off, don't even think about coming at me with the whole "this writer doesn't like black metal, so why even sign up to review it" bullshit. That's a cop out for fanboys who don't like a score I've given their best friend's Myspace band. Listen, I've been doing this a long time folks. I like to think I have a good ear for a wide range of metal. I'm objective, honest and I don't care what a band or label thinks of my review. Heck, some even like to think my opinion on metal is worth paying me for ok? So just don't go there ok? You want to praise mediocrity, start a review blog and inflate your own ego, I'm here to tell you my opinion, if you don't like it, click elsewhere.
Anyways, my apologies to Dominus for that rant - on to the review.
Also, my apologies to you, the readers for this review. Because with an 'under construction website' or an older website with no new bio or info about this band (I wasn't sure if this was the Irish Dominus-who have a website but no info about this particular demo or the Chilean Dominus or the three broken up American Dominus') , I can't tell you where this band are from, but I can tell you where they are going; no where. Especially with an all too common band name (also not to be confused with the defunct Danish band), no active website (not even a Myspace that I could find) and no discernable band information whatsoever) and an incredibly generic take on black/death metal with this five song demo. C'mon guys - even if your band is incredibly average (mind you that is waaaaay better than incredibly sucky, so take that as a positive). Promote yourself and your release properly.
Regardless of the amateur delivery of this demo and my genre affinity, no matter how you cut it, this underwhelming, purely demo, third rate, is expected quality black-ish metal with some lame death metal elements thrown in. So that means some deeper growls, a few mid paced rumbles and a couple of squawking solos. There are those folks out there that I'm sure will find something positive in the blackened rumblings of the latter era Immortal-ish lope of "Abyss" or "Inexorable Treason", or any or the other slightly sloppy but energetic, acceptably produced and suitably evil five tracks on this demo. That being said the abruptly ending title track also has some promise with some spoken word to break up the rather faceless blasting.
If you want some top quality independent, lo fi black/death metal, just go and check out the Harkonin review or the upcomin Empyrean Eclipse review. THAT is how it is done.
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