|Review: Destinity - Synthetic Existence|
Label: Adipocere Records
Year released: 2005
Review online: February 28, 2007
Reviewed by: Lars Christiansen
Rated 2.75/5 (55%) (8 Votes)
Now this is interesting. Thrashy as hell death metal, which is so bass heavy it made my eyeballs vibrate (not to mention everything else in the close vicinity). For me, I don't really associate France with Death Metal at all, but these guys are certainly trying their hardest to put their country on the map.
The music is made even more intriguing by the fact that the band pull no punches when it comes to experimentation, for example, when you are expecting a massive mosh-heavy chorus, it goes into a completely unexpected synthesizer interlude, before breaking for a piano piece, before back tracking again into the guttural growls and blast-beats! Apart from the synthwork, It's also the thrash-heavy riffing that really lifts this above your usual death metal affair, with the beginning of 'Ex Nihilo' sounding very much like it could have been lifted from an unreleased recent Slayer demo (think Dead Skin Mask & South of Heaven), this is before the beefed up thrashy riffery comes into play once again, pounding your eardrums into submission. In parts the band use clean vocals to great effect again, upping their game of symphonic abilities to levels nearing that of Darkane, with rich solos interweaved throughout the whole affair.
Overall, it certainly seems as thought the band have a hell of a lot of strings to their collective bows (not to mention musical influences, which they wear proudly on their sleeves). Definitely one for those who are into Darkane, recent Kreator and even Strapping Young Lad to an extent, but are also not afraid of a bit of senseless brutality stirred in too. Check it out.
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