Saturday, 17 February 2018

DEMONICAL (SWE) - Chaos Manifesto [2018] - CD review by NPH - Rate 9,5/10

DEMONICAL
COUNTRY: SWEDEN
GENRE: DEATH METAL



ARTWORK: Karmazid (Urfaust, Wolfbrigade, Blaze of Perdition)

DEMONICAL "CHAOS MANIFESTO"
- CD - 2018

Tracklist:
1. A Void Most Obscure
2.
Towards Greater Gods
3.
Sung To Possess
4.
Välkommen Undergång
5.
Torture Parade
6.
From Nothing
7.
Unfold Thy Darkness
8.
Death Unfaithful
9.
Nightbringer (*Digipack CD exclusive)

DEMONICAL RECORDING LINEUP:
Alexander Högbom:
Vocals
Martin Schulman:
Bass
Johan Haglund:
Guitars
Eki Kumpulainen:
Guitars
Kennet Englund:
Drums

GUEST VOCALS:
Pehr Skjoldhammer (Alfahanne)

PRODUCTION/RECORDING:
"Chaos Manifesto" was recorded in 2017 and both mixed and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén (Terra Tenebrosa, Cult of Luna, Katatonia).



DEMONICAL - Chaos Manifesto - 2018 - AGONIA RECORDS
Genre: Death Metal

"Bow down kneel, under the eternal sky
The land lays open, follow the bound of blood
Sons of the Northern stars, stares on the ocean wide
Prepared for battle, with hopes of victory and pride

Fire - Raise flames higher - One by One
Northbound - Towards Greater Gods"
DEMONICAL - Towards Greater Gods (Chaos Manifesto)

THE BAND:
Northbound to the Greater Gods Demonical Swedish death metal militia has unleashed their new demolishing piece by the title of "Chaos Manifesto", an authentic old-school slap in the face!
Demonical
have been unleashing their old fashioned death metal since 2006, founded from the ashes of the formerly disbanded Centinex. Ever since they have been unleashing their uncompromised and fierce traditional Swedish death metal sound with all the right dose of melody and impetus aggressive heavy metal artillery!
The band has played in the past over several hundred shows all over Europe, North America and Russia. Demonical have done many tours, both as headline and support, they also played over tons of festivals... in all, the band has always delivered top-quality and vicious old-school brutality of the finest kind to their listeners!
With the incursion of new blood lead by the acclaimed death growler Alexander Högbom (October Tide, Centinex) and the new permanent members Eki Kumpulainen on guitars and Kennet Englund on drums the band has enhanced and recreated their already impressive sound, exploring this time elements never attempted before in the previous works!
Demonical emerge nearly 5 years after the release of the last full-length album
"Darkness Unbound" (2013), again as a five-piece, the band arises at their full force and are ready to invade your ears with one of their best pieces to the date! This album will surely please adepts of bands such as Unleashed, Amon Amarth, Grave, Dismember and Entombed!

THE NEW ALBUM:
"Chaos Manifesto"
is a new chapter in Demonical already outstanding career. By exploring new elements the band managed to reshape their already impressive sound! The violent and traditional pure brutal Swedish death metal tracks combine in perfection with the slower mid-tempo ones,
delivering with it a top quality extreme metal music of the finest kind.
Demonical
are without a doubt a natural born force deserving all the best reckoning on today's already
repetitive extreme metal scene!
"Chaos Manifesto" was mixed and mastered by the award-winning producer Karl Daniel Lidén (Terra Tenebrosa, Cult of Luna, Katatonia) who delivered the most loyal sound we could expect from such Demonical creation, conserving the quintessence of the bands old-school vibe with the aid of up-to-date top quality sound!

TRACK BY TRACK:
"Chaos Manifesto"
has collected some of the most memorable death metal anthems created by the band until now! So listen...
The Demonical gates of Hell open with "A Void Most Obscure" which is a pure violent death metal track, no better way to be introduced to this album! Next we prepare for battle "Towards Greater Gods". This is in my opinion one of the best tracks ever created by the band until now, a mid-tempo addictively melodic epic track that will get stuck on your ears since the very first listening!
Another lesson in violence is "Sung To Possess", an old-school death metal hymn and another of my own favourite tracks that may become the bands very own trademark song like "Raining Blood" is for Slayer, so brutally intense and yet so damn direct and addictive! "Välkommen Undergång" follows, this is the band's first Swedish sung track ever, slower and disturbing this is a damn well balanced mid-tempo track!
Death metal was meant to be fast, you say, then "Torture Parade" will be another track for your delight. Fast, melodic and yet aggressive as f*ck, a delight for the tortured ears.
"From Nothing"
is another slower track with a great epic melancholic feeling into it, this is a powerful track full of feelings, another melodic death metal anthem if you ask me! "Unfold Thy Darkness" unleash Demonical good old-fashioned heavy artillery right in your ears, hell... this is so damn good :) ! "Death Unfaithful" is another damn well balanced victorious anthem with a very own epic vibe into it, the melody is as damn addictive as the whole album to say the least!

THE CONCLUSION:
"Chaos Manifesto"
is within all its length a proof of Swedish old-school death metal dominance! Brutal, melodic and old-fashioned, Demonical new album has all to triumph on today's saturated extreme metal universe! A sound so viciously addictive and direct, all in the way that death metal was meant to be, right?!
Enhanced by the bands new members this five-piece death metal force arise victorious from another battle in their ascending path to glory! With "Chaos Manifesto" the band has been crowned as the greater Gods of Swedish death metal!

Bow down and kneel under the eternal sky! Prepare yourselves for battle and raise those flames higher! Northbound we march towards the greater Gods!

RüPä - NeKronos Promotion HELL

RATE: 9,5/10

"Towards Greater Gods" : Audio Clip : https://youtu.be/K6sNSADX_Fo



"A Void Most Obscure" : Audio Clip : https://youtu.be/Cj0ENrgDh_o




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