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Review: Ancestor - Ancestor

Label: Independent
Year released: 2001
Duration: 32:31
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4.75/5

Review online: July 2, 2003
Reviewed by: Barbara Williams (Crowley)
Readers Rating

Rated 3/5 (60%) (4 Votes)

Ancestor is one of the better metal albums I have heard. In combination with black metal, a form of sludge doom death metal enhances and sets Ancestor’s style apart. Its tone is dark and heavy and compliments the mood with consistent, excellent dark bass lines and interesting guitar work. This album offers a steady, grave rhythm that is offset by a good variety of melodic and intense musical compositions with some occasional high tempos for good measure. I absolutely love this album and got hooked the first time I heard it. Every single one of the songs is absolutely great, but one of the songs I feel I must mention here is "Ancestor," one of the highlights of an already good collection of songs. "Ancestor" stands out with particular dark and melodic bass lines that set the slow tempo of this song. The low, guttural vocals are a good match to the music itself and the lyrics which speak of somewhat depressive and hopeless concepts. I consider Ancestor a great addition to any metal CD collection.

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