Death’s Eminence – In A Hideous Dream Made True - Reviewed By Zware Metalen ! Check it out here at this link: https://zwaremetalen.com/albumrecensies/deaths-eminence-in-a-hideous-dream-made-tru
For fans of Demon King, Bleak Flesh and Chaos Sanctuary... so I read in the information provided with the third album of this American duo Death's Eminence. Messrs. Carlin and Knoerl are in for the music and the lyrics but also for part of the production. They have handed over the mix and the mastering. I have to say the production aspect does not make much of an impression. It sounds more like an I-take-what-on-we-clumsy-it-together-and-throw-it-in-the-mixer happen: pretty broke and jerk. It especially lacks the power and precision that you often need with this kind of blackened death metal music. I have the impression that each instrument does its own thing and thus no whole can be formed.
The opener, Omens of Chaos on the Battlefield of Sacred Duty,is one to quickly forget. More interesting is Unbound Molecular Reasoning but it does not remain very interesting throughout the song. The opening riff still attracts some attention due to its dark character, but the sequel can be called quite exciting. For example, the gentlemen cycle from one direction to the other and you will be treated to reasonably tight blast themes but also to stiff and stiff themes that feel like a wrongly washed pair of jeans.
And the gentlemen cheerfully continue on the chosen road to have every nook and cranny view on the mapped route. To be honest, a song like Brief As Each Other's Thrall contains a very nice solo. The addition of some keyboard dynamics is good for the atmosphere and really adds something, so Unworthy Recipient Of The Gift Bestowed In The Form Of Death is still a pretty cool song. However, the technical loops are not played in smoothly. And you'll find that stiffness in every song, embellished here and there with rather dissonant passages. Sometimes it is the case that loops, riffs and / or melody lines pass by that suddenly catch your attention again. For example, you can hear a very atmospheric acoustic party and a heavenly solo in Inescapable Awakening.
In itself, the gentlemen have the necessary technical baggage to make this type of extreme music, but at the moment it is too little interesting, too little interesting and little or nothing of it sticks, too bad ... - Zware Metalen
Release Date: October 8, 2021
FFO: Demon King, Bleak Flesh, Chaos Sanctuary
Formed in 2006, Death's Eminence has been on a journey to push the bounds of blackened technical death metal with a heavy progressive dose. The debut album, "Of Blood and Sacrifice," was released in 2015 and expressed the early blueprints of the musical madness that lived in the cranial caverns of the members.
In a Hideous Dream Made True, the third Death’s Eminence album, was recorded by James Knoerl and Chris Carlin, respectively tracking their own performances in 2020 and 2021.
It was mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California; and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon.
All music and lyrics composed and written by Chris Carlin.
Guitars, bass, vocals - Chris Carlin
Drums - James Knoerl
Cover artwork by Moonroot.
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