APOSTASY REC. 2014
I follow The Duskfall from its very beginning and i feel quite exhausted to the news for a new release.
"Where The Tree Stands Dead" Is the fifth full length album of melodic death metal masters following 2007s Nuclear Blast’ s release "The Dying Wonders of the World".
For the 5th time The Duskfall deliver us NWOSDM at its best. "Where The Tree Stands Dead" is a strong heavy album in the way of The Duskfall mastery full of catchy melodies without neglecting their death/thrash metal roots.
Lets say, The Duskfall would continue on where Gates Of Ishtar left off. Hope you remember Gates Of Ishtar. Gates Of Ishtar is the precursor of The Duskfall and the first band of mastermind Mikael Sandorf . Gates Of Ishtar had released 3 magnificent albums back at 90ies.
Back at today and the new piece of The Duskfall. "Where The Tree Stands Dead" shows its class from the first notes of the opening song “To the Pigs” with the wild paranormal drum-working from the band's new drummer Fredrik Andersson. A song that defines the borders of the band and paves the way to the next 10 tracks.
On that will follow hand predictable but very satisfying for any fan of the specific genre. Overall the album can satisfy every metal freak as the band show a willingness to broaden their metal horizons. The band aims to melody but still creates very energetic death/thrash riffing.
On positive the high performance of the new singer Magnus Klavborn. Truly Magnus has the talent to go the band even further.
It would be injustice to not be refered to the great guitar duo of Mikael Sandorf and newcomer Ronny Edlund. Both create endless riffs and intense still hot guitar solos.
To prevent gabbling . If you are a fan of NWOSDM The Duskfall and their NEW OPUS is another must for you. If not, still risk betting….the odds are on the bands side.