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Review: Locusta - Locusta

Label: Independent
Year released: 2010
Duration: 47:21
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black/Death


Review online: April 13, 2010
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
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Rated 3.45/5 (69.09%) (11 Votes)

This album from Progressive Death/Black Metal band Locusta, stands as an interesting debut, with a fairly decent sound that's certainly a cut above the usual of self-released records. Drawing inspiration from a lot of the extreme side of the metal spectrum and carrying out their task with balls and conviction this is certainly a promising start. Talent-wise these guys have definitely put the practice in with their chosen instruments, utilizing conventions usual of the extreme and delivering on a professional level. Whilst the musicianship is spot on, the songwriting does leave a little to be desired – don't get me wrong it's pretty good but it just doesn't click, having a tendency to go over my head. However there are still some nice riffs and guitar solos and there are a few quality moments reminiscent of early acts such as Death or Atheist. Overall you could give this one a miss and not really lose out. Fans of the genre will no doubt find some good times throughout. With a bigger focus on flow the next time around we could be on to a great record.

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