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Review: Procession - Doom Decimation
Doom Decimation

Label: High Roller Records
Year released: 2017
Duration: 44:36
Tracks: 8
Genre: Doom Metal


Review online: June 25, 2018
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 2.13/5 (42.5%) (8 Votes)

This band impressed the hell out of me with their debut Destroyers of the Faith back in 2010, but their subsequent releases have not really lived up to that promise. I thought their follow-up To Reap Heavens Apart was okay, but not amazing. Now we have their third full-length, Doom Decimation, and it follows in the tradition of being good, but not great.

Once again, this disc is filled with big Doom riffs that are solid, but not amazing. The production could use a lot more meat on the guitars, and is just too clean for my tastes. The songwriting is neither heavy enough to crush nor exciting enough for that not to matter. Vocalist/Guitarist Felipe Kutzbach remains a high point with his strong, clear singing. (I did not realize he was also in Deströyer 666, and he may bear some of the blame for their more melodic direction lately. I think both bands would be better served if he focused on Procession and stopped fucking up Deströyer 666, but that's neither here nor there.)

Overall this is a solid album, but not more than that. It's good, but I had hoped for this band to be great.

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