As Memory Dies
Style: Melodic Death Metal
Release date: December 2nd 2009

íTransmutateí is the title of the Italian band AS MEMORY DIES debut album and we are talking quite progressive thrash/melodic death metal here.


The music shifts from acoustic passages to mid-tempo/up-tempo metal with lots of twists and turns. But I must admit that most of the songs seem to go on forever and this CD really needs several spins to sink in. And Iím afraid that the average metal-listener will give up on íTransmutateí before it blossoms.


We get both clean and aggressive vocals and especially the aggressive vocals reminds me of Kreatorís Mille Petrozza. So now you know what to expect.


The production could have been better in my humble opinion. It could have been more powerful but donít worry... the production is okay.


Fans of progressive melodic death metal should at least check this CD out and I will keep an eye on this band... because Iím sure they can do better on their next release.


01. Eyeway To Identity

02. Fifth Day, Leviathan

03. A Season of Failures

04. Distress in a Velvet Room

05. The Tragical History of Doctor
 Faustus - Act I

06. The Tragical History Of Doctor
 Faustus - Act II

07. The Tragical History Of Doctor
 Faustus - Act III

Label: Independent
Promotion: Metal Revolution
Artwork rating: 68/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: January 29th 2010