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Review: Skyglow - Thousand Years of Terror
Thousand Years of Terror

Label: Grotesque Sounds Productions
Year released: 2018
Duration: 41:21
Tracks: 6
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: July 21, 2020
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Thousand Years of Terror

Rated 4.33/5 (86.67%) (3 Votes)

Making Progressive Death Metal isn't easy to do without either sounding feeble or embarrassingly cerebral when trying to incorporate complex musicianship into Death Metal heaviness, but that's a hurdle this Russian duo clears pretty easily. Run by Sergey Stepanenko and Alexander Mokin, Skyglow play a pummeling, intricate brand of Death Metal that recalls similar technically minded bands like later Death, Cynic, Gorguts, and Spheres-era Pestilence. The songs are expertly crafted and often innovative, each containing various subtle nuances that make them a pleasure to sit down and listen to several times over, and they're all levied by Alexander's raspy vocals and Sergey's challenging, Schuldiner-esque guitar work. It's not easy to write songs this complex without overloading the compositions and becoming distracting but, on Thousand Years of Terror, it's clear these two have already mastered that trick and made an involving album in the process. A strong debut.

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