from Polish Nomad has ridden my conscience for months now. It's been lying
around in the heap of promo CD's, it's been in the player in my car, it's been
listened to on the computer on more than a few of my trips (the major part of my
reviews are penned in hotel rooms, trains or airports). And still no
review has come out of it. It's not fair! There's no explanation other than
other priorities, trust me. This is a very good album!
When you hold the cover and booklet in your hand, you immediately think that a
lot of effort and thought has been put into 'Transmigration of Consciousness'.
There's something...what's the best term to describe it...elaborate about the
whole thing. The lyrics are marked by the fact that the persons who wrote them
aren't native speakers of English, sure, but it's still obvious that a lot of
consideration has gone into the story telling.
Musically, we're in a territory that has a lot to do with Bolt-Thrower and in
some ways with Gojira, especially vocally. It's for the most part mid-tempo
death metal with a dark and grinding drive, something I find hard not to like.
It's not as if there's no variation. There is. If nothing else, then via the
many intros (one for each song!).
A rock solid death metal release that is worth checking out - and in no way
deserves to be hidding away in a reviewer's stacks of CD's!