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Review: Battlesword - And Death Cometh Upon Us
And Death Cometh Upon Us

Label: Independent
Year released: 2019
Duration: 41:09
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: November 30, 2019
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
And Death Cometh Upon Us

Rated 2.56/5 (51.11%) (9 Votes)

After their debut in 2003, Battlesword vanished for 13 years, until their strong comeback album with 2016's Banners of Destruction. Now they follow that up with another album of good, solid Melodic Death Metal in that classic Amon Amarth mode. Completely ignoring trends and fads, this band keeps doing what they do well.

Battlesword will probably never escape the Amon Amarth comparisons, but if they wanted to, they would probably try harder to not sound so much like Once Sent from the Golden Hall. That said, they do have a thrashier edge to their riffs, and this is not a clone band, as they do have their own sound, if you pay attention. This is not breaking any molds, but it is a fun album of heavy, riffy, aggressive Death Metal that will get the job done.

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