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Review: Axis Powers - Marching Towards Destruction
Axis Powers
Marching Towards Destruction

Label: Pulverised Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 34:50
Tracks: 8
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: May 6, 2009
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Marching Towards Destruction

Rated 3/5 (60%) (2 Votes)

I had heard a lot about how awesome this band was, and so I am kind of disappointed to find they are just pretty good. I was expecting a more thrashy sound, but really this band is all about old-school Swedish Death Metal, to the point where I really didn't have to look to see where they were from. This is veerrrrrryy reminiscent of Entombed's Left Hand Path, mixing the melodic tremolo playing with the biting rhythm guitars and the barking vocals with the slight punk edge to the phrasing. (Not to the tone, you understand, just the way the lines are spaced.) The guitar sound is visceral and dirty, and some of the riffs are really good. Overall I find the vocals too present in the mix, yapping all over the place when I'm trying to hear the guitars. The drums are pretty generic, and the drum sound is crap, so what you have here is the vocalist and drummer trying to drown out the good part, which is the buzzsaw riff work. I like this album pretty well, but it's not rising above its influences, and not even aping them as well as other bands like Paganizer. This sophomore album from Axis Powers is good but not great.

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