|Review: Spun In Darkness - Birthright|
Label: Battle Kommand Records
Year released: 2007
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: November 8, 2007
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Rated 3/5 (60%) (9 Votes)
I really don't pay too much attention to death metal and normally don't spend my writing/listening time on this type of metal. So when I got this promo, I left it aside for a while. Then later, I read that it was old school death and I thought I should give it a try. Besides, when you're called Spun in Darkness and you have such an attractive face - I mean cover art; it's only fair for a black metal soul like me to be a bit intrigued. So I gave it a few spins and actually enjoyed Birthright. That being said, I did not love it to death... What I mostly appreciated, was the rawer sound production, a thing one rarely hear on a death disc. Actually, this material is more related to Black Metal, just like the distortion applied on the guitars and some of the titles would suita Black Metal release perfectly well. Nocturnal, Arrival of Prey, Crust of the Ghost Effects and Within the Woods for example, just like the album's title, all sound rather black to me.
The general vibe here is melodic and simple songs, a somewhat repetitive structure, and catchy riffs with a certain rockin' edge. The beat is mainly in the mid-fast range but, once and a while, moderate, and even doom-like paces with good riffs are offered as well. My favorite track is Bleeding Eyes.
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