Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Echoes of the Fallen lifts and cuts around those huge releases, which have elevated Arch Enemy, Children of Bodom and Dying Fetus to dizzying heights in the metal world. They then have used various parts of their heroes graft, to put together an album resembling something of a slick and accomplished package. You’d think it’s simply difficult to not hate an act, which looks at their pioneers work, and snobbishly concludes ‘put this beside one another, we can do all of you much better’. No inspiration to colour the sound with, no punchy album concept - yet, it’s an incredibly polished piece of work, one that cynically resides little heart, but tons of knowledge and effort.

Echoes of the Fallen isn’t a ground breaking exercise in melodic metal, but it certainly raises more than a few eyebrows with its water-tight technical performances, and solid structure.

7/10 Powerplay issue #135

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