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Review: Serberus - Our Dying Grace
Our Dying Grace

Label: Independent
Year released: 2001
Duration: 19:40
Tracks: 5
Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: December 18, 2001
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Our Dying Grace

Rated 3.4/5 (68%) (5 Votes)

Serberus are back with another MCD following their well-received "In Eternity" MCD. The first thing you'll notice if you happen to put the CD in a computer CD-ROM drive is that there is a multimedia section with the band's biography, some interviews and reviews, and some mp3 files. Somehow the biography wouldn't show up on my PC, I didn't test further. The part I was most interested in in the multimedia section are the two live videos they have on there. A chance to see the band's live performance until they can do some touring and get in my neck of the woods. ;)

As for the music, this is a definitive improvement on many points but most notably the songwriting and the production. The sound here is better than on "In Eternity" and the band's music comes out much more powerful from that. The new songs are also better (Ancient Throne and Dark Dream from "In Eternity" are back with a better mix and sound) - the material is more aggressive and at the same time a bit more catchy. Again the band plays a brand of melodic death metal. While the previous MCD reminded me strongly of In Flames, I couldn't help but see some similarities to the sound of Arch Enemy's "Wages Of Sin" (and that's a compliment ;)). There are even similarities in the vocal delivery, which I found a bit odd since the vocalist here is a man, but then again with extreme vocals things are a bit different when it comes to that so... Anyway, definitely a very good release.

With such promotional material at their disposal, I don't see how those guys could remain unsigned for very long.

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