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Review: Call Ov Unearthly - World's Decay
Call Ov Unearthly
World's Decay

Label: Independent
Year released: 2007
Duration: 31:54
Tracks: 5
Genre: Black/Death


Review online: December 13, 2007
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (2 Votes)

With "World's Decay", Call ov Unearthly trade the thrashy elements of the previous demo for a more Death Metal-ish approach, resulting in a very enojoyable Black/Death release.  The occasional overbearing keyboards have pretty much disappeared (and wouldn't have fit in the picture anyway.)  The Death Metal elements are difficult to ignore: it's crushingly heavy, and that bass sound just pins you to the ground, and the drums and occasionally some of the guitar work and some of the vocals obviously have their roots in Death Metal.  The overall atmosphere is unmistakably BM, and the raspy vocals are very effective at cranking the sickness and despair of said atmosphere, which makes for an interesting mix with the brutal and destructive effect of the DM elements.

There is a lot going on here - I've listened to this some 20 times, if not more, and still hear something I didn't hear on the previous listens.  It's a very "busy" sound, if I can call it that - put on some headphones and you won't hear anything else around you (ask my co-workers who for the past few days have been knocking next to me for at least a full minute before I even noticed they were standing there! :)) This might seem short at a little under 32 minutes, but with so much going on, don't worry, you wouldn't be able to take in more than that at a time.  A very interesting evolution for Call ov Unearthly.  Now if some label could pick them up already...

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