|Review: Decapitated - Winds Of Creation|
|Winds Of Creation|
Label: Earache Records
Year released: 2000
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: January 24, 2002
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
for:Winds Of Creation
Rated 4.35/5 (86.96%) (23 Votes)
The major buzz around Decapitated is that at the time they recorded "Winds of Creation", all the band members were under 18 years of age. You wouldnt think that by listening to this album. The musicianship is actually very good. The sound seems to be influenced mostly by American Death Metal but with a little Vader-sounding touch (Decapitated, like Vader, is a Polish band.) Id say the band has done a good job mixing both genres and the result is some pretty good headbanging material, with some pretty cool guitar solos thrown in - more so than most Death Metal bands Ive heard, and thats quite refreshing as it breaks from the otherwise "all instruments at full speed" sound of most songs here - thats a bit of a generalization but this is definitely not a slow album. The vocals are quite guttural, something Im not too fond of, but theyre tolerable so Ill live. :) The guys are not inventing anything here (or at least not much) but the songwriting is impressive and the musicianship, I must say again, is very good, more so than some older bands. Nice cover art too.
Rarely do I stumble upon a Death Metal band that I can actually say I like, but it seems Decapitated will be one of those - lets see if they can keep this up on their sophomore effort. If you like Death Metal and dont have this yet then... er.. I mean, what the hell are you waiting for?
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