|Review: Dethronation - Hallow the Dead|
|Hallow the Dead|
Label: Van Records
Year released: 2014
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: February 2, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
for:Hallow the Dead
Rated 4/5 (80%) (5 Votes)
German Death Metal horde Deathronation loves it old school. The band was formed in Nuremberg, Bavaria, in 2004, and Hallow the Dead is the band's debut full-length album.
Deathronation, like so many other German Death Metal troops these days, have decided to stick to the reliable old guns when churning out Death Metal. Germany, for some reason, seems to be the hotbed for old school Death Metal nowadays and I could draw countless examples proving this.
On Hallow the Dead, Deathronation have adopted a sound similar to the demo days of Morgoth and Pestilence, especially the former. Hallow the Dead could be mistaken for Morgoth's debut album if it had been released right after the band's two demos, Pits of Utumno and Resurrection Absurd. Deathronation keeps things simple, raw and straightforward, giving a nostalgic reminder of how Death Metal was done in the late of 80's and how fucking killer it sounded back then. There's nothing fake or slick in these German deathsters' sound and Hallow the Dead wants to butcher you like a rabbit; quick, effective and without mercy.
If you miss that old school Death Metal sound of late 80's/early 90's you can find a plenty of it from Deathronation's debut. It should quench your thirst perfectly.
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