Paths of Possession
The End of the Hour
Rating
Style: Death Metal
Release date: October 22nd 2007
 

Hey, Iím not indicating that Tampaís Paths of Possession have turned death metal upside down or anything, but they sure as hell play a solid round of metal!

 

The band around George Fisher (you might know him as Corpsegrinder from Cannibal Corpse) are arse-tight, catchy and mean sounding as f*ck.

 

Death metal of the old skool it may be, but there is a lot of traditional heavy metal in the melting pot as well, and that makes the whole thing so much more listenable. Iron Maiden in particular would seem to be a major inspiration as the most Maidenesque licks and harmonies permeate practically all 10 tracks on offer.

 

Corpsegrinder is efficient as ever, although he does worry me a bit, because it sounds as if there is a bit of melody in his growl in the tune I Am ForeverÖ :]

 

Nice one, Tampa!


Tracklist
01. Memory Burn
02. The Ancient Law
03. I Am Forever
04. In Offering of Spite
05.

Pushing Through the Pass

06. Poisoned Promised Land
07. Ash Is Falling Rain
08. The End of the Hour
09. As Sanities Split
10. Engulfing the Pure
Label: Metal Blade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: December 9th 2007
Website: wwww.pathsofpossession.com