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Review: Fallen Decade - Under No God
Fallen Decade
Under No God

Label: Independent
Year released: 2009
Duration: 38:32
Tracks: 9
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: February 21, 2010
Reviewed by: Hermer Arroyo
Readers Rating
Under No God

Rated 5/5 (100%) (7 Votes)

Fallen Decade is a Canadian thrash metal band formed by the former Cradle to Grave singer Greg Cavanagh and this is their debut album Under No God. I had no idea how they would sound so I was expecting metalcore or some other shit like that. Instead what I got was a high-energy thrash release. Short, fast and aggressive is the best way to describe this record, but that high energy is not the only thing to like about this album.

There is a ton of riffs to dissect on this record; they're just not that easy to follow along. The musicianship level is what you expect from a band that plays this type of music, they won't amaze you with their technical ability but they balance that with attitude. There are blazing guitar leads found here, you can hear the bass perfectly, the drumming does not get too out of control and for a small band they have solid production values. Songwriting-wise, there is enough variety that I don't feel that I'm listening to the same song ten different times.

Under No God could have been a great album but for me there are a couple of aspects that lower the score. First, the lack of a truly killer song. The disc has many good songs but none of them is a future classic or anything like that, it is just solid. Second, the singer, Greg Cavanagh, has that yammering style that I've never particularly liked. His voice is tailor made for a live environment but to me, it doesn't translate well into the studio. Although this album picks up momentum in the second half, it is not a record that I would listen to everyday. But if you just want to listen to 38 minutes of thrash mayhem, this record is as good as any.

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