The info sheet talks about the new breed of Scandinavian metal with Jacob Hansen
behind the buttons. A new Danish band, if you can talk about new anyway, when
you were formed back in 2007? After two EP's this is their debut album and it
serves you a mix of Gothenburg melodic death metal with vocalist that sounds
like a mix of a grunter and a metalcore singer, a bit in Lamb of God style.
The songs have a kind of catchy approach and several thrash riffs pass by. The
songs are packed full of the regular ingredients such as breakdowns, melodic
choruses, thrashy riffs, aggressive singing and so on... You hear the pleasure
they are having in
playing, but in the end this album is just the umpteenth melodic thrash
influenced death metal release with nothing really new. Sure there will be an
audience for this music and there isn't a real weak song on this record, but I
don't think that will be enough to protrude.
If there hadn't been releases of bands like In Flames and Soilwork in the
nineties, this would be an amazing album, but unfortunately for Aphyxion this
isn't the case. Certainly not bad, but nothing really special either.