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Review: Battlesword - Towards the Unknown
Battlesword
www.battlesword.de
Towards the Unknown

Label: MDD Records
Year released: 2022
Duration: 44:05
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: November 22, 2022
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Towards the Unknown

Rated 4.2/5 (84%) (5 Votes)
Review

Fourth album from melodic death metal band Battlesword and first time I'm sinking my teeth into their catalog. Heavy, crushing riffs and harsh but decipherable vocals are the hallmarks of Towards the Unknown, so if you're looking for some music to shake the foundation that you can also sing along to, it has you covered on both counts. There are some real bulldozers like "The Shores of I" and "The Awakening" that will rattle your ribcage and vibrate the pictures off the walls. I can't think of a song here I dislike but, on the other hand, outside of "The Shores of I," nothing jumps out at me as overly memorable, either. If you enjoy bands like Amon Amarth, Ex Deo, Dark Tranquility, etc., Towards the Unknown should be a sure-fire album for you, all the better if you aren't looking for innovation, just quality melodic death metal.

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