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Review: Haiduk - Demonicon

Label: Independent
Year released: 2015
Duration: 32:12
Tracks: 9
Genre: Black/Death


Review online: December 1, 2015
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (12 Votes)

Second full-length from this one-man Canadian act, Demonicon is another workout of the riffy, melodic Black/Death sole band member Luka Milojica trades in. This one sounds quite a bit more Death Metal in approach, with a faster vibe, a lot of hammering drums, and a more Death Metal style to the riffs. I was reminded of the dense, crushing approach of Bolt Thrower in the old days, with the combination of speed and melody wound up together, though this still has a more up-tuned tremolo attack than the deep-voiced sound that would imply. It's an interesting sound, and it makes for a sound that is different and hard to classify. On this disc Luka goes for an almost hypnotic approach, with the riffs repeating in a way that is almost industrial in places. This is more aggressive than Spellbook, but I think it lacks some of the melodic diversity of that album. Still, an entertaining listen from a worthy band.

More about Haiduk...
Review: Diabolica (reviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
Review: Exomancer (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: Plagueswept (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: Spellbook (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Interview with Haiduk on December 2, 2012 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
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