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Review: Advent of Bedlam - Flesh Over God
Advent of Bedlam
Flesh Over God

Label: Metal Blast
Year released: 2012
Duration: 35:14
Tracks: 8
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: October 27, 2012
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Flesh Over God

Rated 4.33/5 (86.67%) (6 Votes)

Second album from Costa Rican deathlords Advent of Bedlam, whose last disc, Behold the Chaos was a meaty slab of Sudamerican Death Metal. This band existed for years as December's Cold Winter before they changed names in 2010 - I guess they thought that sounded like a Doom band name.

I'm not finding this as gripping as I found the last album. Flesh Over God has a more trebley guitar sound, and the drum production is not so good. The drums are also mized way upfront, so they kind of run over the music. The vocals are higher-pitched, making use of Roy Zumbado's ‘annoying' range rather than his guttural bellowing, which is a shame. There are shit-ton of vocal effects thrown in, but they don't manage to make the vocals sound like anything besides a mess. The songwriting is solid, but with the heaviness toned down on both vocals and guitars, and an at times pretty awful drum sound, this just can't catch fire like the previous album. A letdown.

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Review: Behold the Chaos (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
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