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Review: Unspoken - Requiem Aeternam Deo
Requiem Aeternam Deo

Label: Deathrune Records
Year released: 2013
Duration: 47:37
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: March 28, 2013
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (8 Votes)

When talking about Norwegian Metal, it's almost unavoidable that the Norwegian Black Metal scene is one of the first things associated with bands from that country. However, Norway's Death Metal scene is also on strong and healthy ground these days, something that cannot be brushed off with a shrug of the shoulders.

Unspoken, a 4-piece act that hails from Oslo, the capital of Norway, has been creating dark and heavy Death Metal for more than 10 years. The lads' second album, Requiem Aeternam Deo, continues the march forward on that dark and heavy path of Death Metal, blending in some occasional elements from Black Metal's side, too.

Unspoken haven't chosen your typical way to perform their Death Metal. There are quite a lot of unorthodox and unique ingredients within their songs, especially the crunchy guitar parts that seem to constantly pump out creepy and atmospheric progressions. This beautifully creates twists and harmonies throughout the whole record. Vocalist Kent has a rawness and primitiveness in his grunts similar to Vladimir Korg of Brazilian Thrash Metal pioneers Chakal. This adds an extra powerful element into the songs, which I dig a lot. It's really hard to deny the kind of Death Metal that goes deep under your skin right from the first listen and that's exactly what this album does.

Requiem Aeternam Deo is not a groundbreaking record in the world of Death Metal by any means, but Death Metal cannot be invented all over again either. There's still some space, however, for well-made Death Metal, so feel free to enter the wonderful world of Unspoken's Requiem Aeternam Deo. It is full of quality and clever Death Metal.

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