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Review: Enshadowed - Intensity

Label: Black Lotus Records
Year released: 2003
Duration: 37:05
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black/Death

Rating: 2.5/5

Review online: July 16, 2003
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
Readers Rating

Rated 2.5/5 (50%) (2 Votes)

This band was formed back in 1998 and they started out as more of a purely black metal band but since that time with a revolving door of new members from one release to another they have gravitated to a more of a brutal death metal sound with a few black metal influences thrown in.

This album kind of left me wondering exactly what I was going to say about it since it has some parts that are actually pretty good but then there are other moments of the album that sound very tired and repetitive. There are many tempo changes throughout the album as well as some pretty damn good guitar work but the overall songs really have a problem standing out. In this case a sum of all it’s parts does not necessarily make for a good album. The musicianship is undeniably excellent and you can really tell that there is some serious talent on display here but it really doesn’t matter how good of a musician you are if you’re songs are rather boring. I Think my main drawback for this album is the similar sound to something like Zyklon or Behemoth but these bands just write better music so it comes off as sounding like a cheap knock off of an original.

Overall this is something I have heard other bands do but they seem to do it better and that doesn’t really endear me to listening to this more than a couple of times before it ends up gathering dust. If you are a fan of the genre I suggest that you at least check them out since you may hear something I missed but for those with just a passing interest I would have to say to just pass this one on by.

Track Listing:
  1. The Fire Burns
  2. Sunya-Bindu
  3. Mental Irruption
  4. Obvious Inexistance
  5. Purity’s Failure
  6. Horrenda Nox
  7. Requiem of Hatred
  8. The Fire Goes Out
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