Again an excellent album from this technical death/thrash band from Colorado.
The third one and they do already have a style that will be recognized. Although I
have to admit that there are similar parts in their music to bands like As I Lay
Dying, Death, Devildriver, Scar Symmetry and listening to the riffs I have the
good idea that they have also
listened to Carcass lately. But Allegaeon is much more.
After an intro the first song immediately starts with choirs and immense
orchestral parts. After that the thrash riffs fall in and unparalleled technical
drums together with the aggressive vocals make this song a strong opener. The
next track has some typical metalcore elements, but near the end of the track
the orchestral parts and choirs return and change the song into something you
expect from a band like Dimmu Borgir. The third song is a little less heavy and
has some nice melodic guitarsoli. There isn't a bad song on the album, but "Biomech
II" is together with the opener my favorite song on the album. Perhaps that is
because the songs has a lot of Carcass sounding riffs. To put the icing on the
cake, the last track on the album is an over 12 minutes long song with all
elements that makes up their music.
If you like technical death metal with thrash riffs and a metalcore sauce, a lot
of melody and every now and then a choir combined with orchestral bombast for
the welcome and necessary variaty, I think you can't do without 'Elements
of the Infinite'.