Mechanically Separated
Style: Modern Death Metal
Release date: 1 March, 2012
Playing time: 53:14

With the style modern death metal you can expect metal core based death metal or melodic death in In Flames style or a combination of both. This band from Mannheim is no exception to that. I have to confess that I get a little overloaded with the bands in this genre and they only can make me enthusiastic when there is really something different or new.

You can hear that Lamera isn't a band that wrote songs just to copy any band, but because of the popular style I hear lots of familiar elements in their music. After the 2 first songs, the track "Eternal" starts with a nice bass line and the growls and grunts of Tom are impressive, but from the moment the clean singing starts, I get confused and loose interest.

The track "Onus" combines metal core with melo-death and is surely a nice track to listen to, but the song is just not good enough to really impress. After a short instrumental part the track "The Interceptor" starts and you can hear some industrial influences at the beginning. Halfway thru the track changes in tempo and some industrial sounds return. In "The Cycle" the clean vocals return, but the dual clean/grunt singing makes no impression on me.

All together this surely isn't a bad album and the combination of metal core, melo-death, industrial parts and thrash riffs sounds rather natural. I am just afraid that this band will drown amongst all the other releases in this genre.

Certainly not bad, but in the end too average to make a difference, I think...


01. Dawn of Enlightenment
02. Mechanically Seperated
03. Eternal
04. Till the Bitter End
05. Onus
06. Traumphase
07. The Interceptor
08. Ebonized                                                     09. The Cycle                                                    10. Filtered                                                       11. Judgement                                                  12. Novocaine

Label: Transhumanz Records
Distribution: Brooke-Lynn PR
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 11 April, 2012