Resurrection are not completely newcomers. This 5-piece metal band from
Mumbai, India has been around since 2000 with 4 full-length albums under
their belt and has been releasing albums through Candlelight Records since
2010. They initially started as a symphonic metal band but later on
progressed and invested more extreme stylings into their sound; Combining
progressive, black and death metal elements, which is now the medium for
their wide-ranging sound in “The Demon King”. The symphonic aspect of their
music isn't entirely removed and still serves a significant part while being
a good companion to the rhythm guitar - by no means a dominating component
over the other instruments.
difficult to sum up the sound of “The Demon King” as it is an album that
reaches far out and is frequently rigorous. There are so many creative
compositions for only a single album. It gets better the further you listen
to it. You'll notice a shift and a change of pace once you've reached the 4th
track “Death Desolation And Despair”. The only way to describe the array of
explosions that this album offers is to refer to some of its individual
attributes: symphonic without overusing using the same synth effects (many
variations), fast smooth riffs on the guitar with the slower riffs met with
a heavy crunch, immense death grunts from high “Chuck” growls to low
baritone with clean vocals that are somewhat mediocre, blast-beats aren't
annoyingly overdone, there is traditional straightforward death metal mixed
with technical-death and progressive features without forgetting the guitar
solos. This band is also attentive to the slower songs where some finesse
was required to ensure that they wouldn't appear too boring to the listener.
And depending on where you are on the album, it can also be very and pompous
but not overly bombastic as a whole.
When bands try to
incorporate as many prevalent elements into their music, we must admit, it
doesn't always work and it turns into mishmash of poop stew and confusion.
When an attempt however becomes successful, the result is a product like
this – top notch and grandiose. The most enjoyable tracks for me were:
“Death Desolation And Despair”, “Even Gods Do Fall” and “Shattered