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Review: Devotee - Dead & Gone
Devotee
Dead & Gone

Label: Profane Productions
Year released: 2002
Duration: 11:23
Tracks: 3
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: July 2, 2002
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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"Short and sweet" can be used to described this last (and I do mean last) release for Devotee. This project, composed of Krieg and AngelKunt members is calling it quits with this CD-R release that clocks in at a little more than 11 minutes. Not very long, but long enough to terrorize your ears. The CD opens on a spoken intro that for some reason immediately made me think of the movie "Evil Dead 3" - seriously. What follows after that and until the end is an onslaught of uncompromising raw and brutal black metal, with once again Krieg's Imperial doing an excellent job on the vocals - in a style a bit different from his work with both Krieg and Weltmacht. I found that the vocals on this release add a lot of punch to the music, more so than usual for Black Metal music. It's not easy to describe with words, it's something you have to hear, but without the powerful vocals here, I think the songs would come out a bit "dull" (not the ideal word, but you get the idea.) There isn't much more I can say about such a short recording, but rest assured that this is not some wimpy wanna-be Black Metal, so if you like the raw underground stuff, chances are you'll like this. "Dead & Gone" is limited to 125 hand-numbered copies so hurry up (contact Ma-Kahru/Profane Productions for more information.) Hopefully you won't have to pay some thief a fortune to get this on eBay or whatever...

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