Power of Metal.dk Review

The Day of the Beast
Relentless Demonic Intrusion
Style: Black/Thrash
Release date: 25 January, 2012
Playing time: 36:01

It's a big problem when the coolest thing by far about an album is the cover and the bass intro of one song. US blackened thrashers The Day Of The Beast's 'Relentless Demonic Intrusion' belong to that category.

I've been looking deep into this to find something special, something new, something unpredictable, something that stands out and makes me go 'wow, that's cool'. I can't find it save the bass intro for The Paralyzed Hand. The intro for the band's theme song, The Day Of The Beast, isn't half bad either, but in the end, the tune turns into a Deicide/Kreator hybrid of sorts with no real impact. Generally, the intros for the individual songs work well enough for The Day Of The Beast, whereas the rest of the songs leave room for improvement and real weight.

Not an instant classic in my book as you might have reckoned by now. Recommended for those who can live only with blackened thrash with death metal elements.

01. Intro/Relentless Demonic Intrusion
02. Unknown Kadath
03. Cult of the Bloody Tongue
04. Son of Draconis
05. The Paralyzed Hand
06. As Steel Sharpens Steel
07. Static Cesspool
08. The Day of the Beast
09. Torch this Place
Label: Canonical Hours
Artwork rating: 85/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 9 January, 2013
Website: TDOTB @MySpace