When I looked at the cover of this CD, my immediate
thought was: 'This one will start with a scream.' Call it intuition or
experience, I don't know what it is, but in truth, 'Acceptance of Death' by
Polish death/thrashmetal veterans begins with a scream.
This band will not fail the exam because of lack of energy, that's for sure.
It's hard to avoid a comparison with Vader, especially because the Slayer
influence is there as well. That aside, Magnus isn't quite in the premier league
There are really, really cool passages all over the album (try the beginning of
To Understand Death for example), but on the whole much of what's going on is
predictable as the first lines of this review exemplify. The attempt to make
something really surprising, They'll Bury, sadly falls flat on the floor. It's a
terrible track. Downright annoying.
By all means a listen-worthy album (except They'll Bury) by a band that deserves
attention, there are just other death/thrash metal bands out there that in my
humble opinion offer more interesting material.