Thursday, November 10, 2011

TERRORTORY - The Seed Left Behind


This band exists since 2000, and this is their debut album so far. All those years, the band had numerous line up changes and various demo recordings have been done, with material of them found their way into this album. The band is playing a mixture of Swedish Death, with enough elements from Thrash as well, something that might sound cliche, but it's so well constructed that no one will mind. The first thing we noticed is that the band is talented enough, with their musical vision perfectly realized here, and able to create music that can be catchy and groovy, but also complex and mind intriguing at the same time. There are contradictions in their music, aggressive parts give their place to melodic moments with clear vocals, catchy melodies enrich each song while brutal growls and crunchy guitars dwell in the foreground. Their music, although contains enough similarities with bands like In Flames or Dark Tranquility, also contains enough personal elements, and enough interesting ideas. The production is heavy and powerful enough, but also as clear as it should be. If you are seeking for an album that bears all the trademarks of the Swedish scene, and still doesn't afraid to explore some new territories, then you might be interested in this one. It's brutal, it's melodic, diverse, aggressive, and well played.

8/10

2 comments:

Johan said...

Thanks for the review!

Victor said...

You are welcome!