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Review: Seance - Awakening of the Gods
Awakening of the Gods

Label: Pulverised Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 36:44
Tracks: 11
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: July 14, 2009
Reviewed by: Tony Augsburg
Readers Rating
Awakening of the Gods

Rated 3.63/5 (72.63%) (19 Votes)

Seance, the band that released the great album Fornever Laid to Rest, is back with what I'd say is a very good album. Seance was one of those bands I had heard of, knew they were good, but never listened to. So this album was my first taste of them, and then it lead me to listen to Fornever Laid to Rest. If you are looking for this album to be like the aforementioned, you will be disappointed. What Seance does here is combine the elements of old school Swedish Death Metal and apply a sort of groove that makes it stand out.

With this groove the album is made. There is a nice amount of stop-start riffing. The vocals sound the same as before. Basically this album is centered on making the riffs catchy and memorable. This element is what I usually bitch about bands not being able to do. Seance does it perfectly fine, their music doesn't come off as really easy to play, but it seems to be played with relevant ease. Everything is tight and the production is top notch. This isn't your standard blend of Death Metal; the tone of the album is a unique sound I haven't really heard before in Death Metal.

Overall Seance really has come back in full force. If they continue at the rate they are on now, their next album will be just as good. It's always good seeing bands coming back from long breaks and making good albums This came as a surprise as I didn't know they were back together and I am looking forward to know whether they tour or not. Seance is not done.

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