Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Apostate (Fin) - Flight Of The Halcyon (1999)
Genre: (Melodic) Death Metal
1. Bewitched by thy Flame
2. Hunger for Blood
3. Flight of the Halcyon
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Here's another band I don't see much around the nets. Started off as Apostate and is now Godskill and still hasn't produced much in the past years, so who knows where this project is right now. So this is me keeping it alive!
As hinted in the genre descriptor, this one's got a melodic fringe to it. It's trying to be death metal, it really is, but what we're left with in the end is Death Metal LiteTM. That's not to say it's bad, of course!
Not sure the best way to describe the vocals beyond that it sounds as if he's straining like he is going to blow a blood vessel or something. We've also got some mediocre clean vocals thrown in, but it's the guitar work that makes the demo.
"Hunger For Blood" has some incredible tremolo riffing throughout and for the most part, the riffs are pretty damn catchy. It's a shame they're set so far back in the mix, though.