Power of Metal.dk Review

Deals Death
Point Zero Solution
Style: Melodic Death Metal
Release date: 13 September, 2013
Playing time: 43:43

Melodic death metal from Gothenburg and I hear you think: oh dear another one.... That's what I thought at first, but after the intro I was impressed immediately and flabbergasted by the first song "Point Zero Solution". Mighty keyboards, sometimes reminding of Septic Flesh accompanies the heavy song and the aggressive vocals of Olle Ekman finishes it off.

Finally again a band that knows how to combine melody and death metal without sounding too cheesy or commercial. In my opinion Deals Death found the perfect balance on this album. You can compare it with what Mercenary accomplished on their best album "11 Dreams". A big difference from that album is that there are no clean singing parts to be heard here, which automatically sees to it that it sounds heavier. If you want to see something funny, just look at YouTube for Olle Ekman with the subject death metal exercises.

The sound on the album is rather majestic and bombastic due to the mighty keyboard parts and this time I never get the idea that it is overdone. Mix Mercenary with Septic Flesh and you get something like Deals Death. For melodic death metal fans who think that Soilwork, In Flames and Mercenary have become a little too soft, this will be a pleasant surprise.

01. Point Zero Solution
02. Facing the Echoes
03. Escalation
04. Flatline
05. Passion For Infinity
06. The Separation
07. Paramount Authority
08. Beyond Reason
09. Dark Dream Dawn
10. Back To Consciousness
11. Author of Arts
Label: Spinefarm Records
Distribution: Universal Music (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 11 September, 2013
Website: www.myspace.com/dealsdeath