|Review: Adimiron - Burning Souls|
Label: Karmageddon Media
Year released: 2004
Review online: April 19, 2005
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 3/5 (60%) (3 Votes)
Adimiron actually released a CD back in 2001, but that was a self-released 4-tracker, so I'm gonna call this one a debut. Italy was long a haven for nothing but melodic bands, but I have to admit that has changed enough that we'll have to stop making jokes about it. Really, with bands like Forgotten Tomb, Sigma Draconis, Mortuary Drape and now Adimiron calling Italy home, we have got to stop calling it "That place where Rhapsody comes from".
Adimiron play an energetic Death/Thrash hybrid along the lines of Kreator, Dew Scented, or even The Crown with choppy, fast riffage and a lot of melody. They certainly aren't doing anything new, but they have a tremendous and infectious energy, and their high-octane riffs are backed by a killer recording job that really shows off what the band can do. Vocals are a raspy scream a la Mille, and they fit in well and more than get the job done. There are some slower, more melodic bits here that show this band is capable of much more than just neck-snapping speed, but there is plenty of that too. What I like is the sharp, chunky thrash edge they put on their riffs that gives the music much more character than if they just blazed away. This is a band that knows that a fast part is even more hard-hitting after a slow part.
This is a very cool CD that any fan of the genre should look into, as this is a good handful of headbanger fuel that will spend a good while in your player. Adimiron may have a weird name (okay, not as weird as Dew-Scented), but they kick a lot of ass here, as well as showing a songwriting and musical virtuosity that will give them a lot of room to grow. The next one from this band could be a real monster, but don't miss this one either.
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