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Review: Exmortus - Slave to the Sword
Slave to the Sword

Label: Prosthetic Records
Year released: 2014
Duration: 49:11
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death/Thrash

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: April 17, 2014
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Slave to the Sword

Rated 4.29/5 (85.71%) (7 Votes)

Exmortus have added a lot of technicality for their third full-length, and the increased musicality and texture are welcome, but they have not managed to keep the intensity up as high as I would like. Here and there they kick up a notch and really go for it, like on "Immortality Made Flesh", but mostly they are just too slow and restrained. I like the added lead sounds, but the underlying riffs are too simplistic, and don't give the music enough punch. On the whole I find this just too clean and sharp to really grab me. It's got chops, but not enough guts.

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