|Review: Quest of Aidance - Fallen Man Collection|
|Fallen Man Collection|
Label: Pulverised Records
Year released: 2006
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: August 22, 2006
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Fallen Man Collection
Rated 2.17/5 (43.33%) (6 Votes)
No, that duration up there is not a typo, nor is the tracklist. That's right, this is a purported full-length album with eight tracks that lasts for ten minutes and seventeen seconds. If this is Pulverised Record's idea of a joke, it's not funny. I got this as a promo, but if I'd paid dull price for this CD I'd be mightily pissed off, I can tell you.
Quest Of Aidance are a Swedish band featuring two former members of the awesome Solar Dawn (though I appear to be the *only* person who thought they were awesome). This is a similar variety of riff-intensive Death Metal, but this is faster and more grindy, without actually being 'coreish. The music here is actually very good, which is part of why I'm so pissed about the short running time. This is a concept album about the Predator movies – yes, you heard me right. This is an idea so geeky it actually is kind of cool, and the soundclips and effects give the music some identity above the rank-and-file Death Metal horde.
This band play solid, blasty Death, but this album is so short I can't even really call it an album, and I certainly don't recommend you buy it. If they're selling it for $5 then yeah, sure, but do not pay full CD prices for this, as it is only ten minutes long – a re-released demo essentially – which is exactly what it is. Hopefully future efforts by this band will be, um, longer.
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