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Review: Cemetery Winds - Unholy Ascensions
Cemetery Winds
Unholy Ascensions

Label: Temple of Darkness Records
Year released: 2017
Duration: 33:30
Tracks: 8
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: June 15, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (7 Votes)

Janne Lukka is a 29-year-old Finnish fellow who has a strong fascination for extreme forms of music and for old-school-tinged Death Metal in particular (à la Demigod, Mordicus, Bolt Thrower, early Death, Necrophobic, and the like).

Cemetery Winds is Janne's one-man band where he's basically responsible for playing every instrument (with some help coming from M. Ala-Kleme and K. Kankaanpää on vocals and J. Manninen on bass). Janne's very ambitious plan to play old-school flavored Death Metal has also paid off surprisingly well on this eight-track opus, titled Unholy Ascensions. Cemetery Winds' Death Metal is full of weeping, ominous melodies, crushing heaviness and, first and foremost, a healthy dose of true, meaty Death Metal that is meant easy to be digested by many, especially by fans of 90s Death Metal. Janne does have this ability to create punishing and wicked Death Metal, and he has paid lots of attention to make it sound... "Right." Most of the time Janne lets his main influences shine through the songs. Undoubtedly he loves the past works of Demigod, Bolt Thrower and early Death, and he was once in love with the early 90s Swedish Black/Death Metal scene too, as the music is spiced up with some Black Metal harmonies that one is able to find in some of Necrophobic's, Naglfar's and Sacrilege's past releases, with some keyboard parts being thrown in for the background, to add some depth to the songs.

Time for the final verdict... Get Unholy Ascensions for yourself if you have become a slave of the 90s Death Metal sound that has a pleasing, dangerous edge to it.

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