|Review: Inquisicion - Codex Gigas|
Label: Australis Records
Year released: 2014
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: September 12, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
The Chilean Metal scene is mostly known for producing vast amounts of Death Metal but like in every other country there's not just one sub-genre of Heavy Metal being played. Inquisicion, formed in 1993, plays Heavy Metal of the highest caliber. It is straightforward and sharp Heavy Metal that often brings to mind heroes like Accept and pre-Screaming for Vengeance Judas Priest and at times crosses the border into Power Metal quite a bit (like the song "In Grace"). Codex Gigas, the band's fifth studio album, is proof of the band's skill in their genre. A combination of catchy compositions and clear yet crunchy production is a ticket to success. Vocalist Paul Domic gets extra credit for his ear-pleasing voice that has everything a great Metal vocalist needs. Manolo Schaefler is rather amazing with his 6-string axe churning out sharp striking riffs one after another. He has definitely listened to a lot of Priest and Accept plus he has produced this album himself. This no doubt explains the slight dominance of the guitar on the record.
Codex Gigas is a pleasing, well-done Heavy Metal record. I will be seeking out Inquisicion's back catalog as well.
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