Power of Metal.dk Review

Earth Entangled
Style: Melodic Death Metal
Release date: 1 September, 2014
Playing time: 46:00

The info sheet talks about the new breed of Scandinavian metal with Jacob Hansen behind the buttons. A new Danish band, if you can talk about new anyway, when you were formed back in 2007? After two EP's this is their debut album and it serves you a mix of Gothenburg melodic death metal with vocalist that sounds like a mix of a grunter and a metalcore singer, a bit in Lamb of God style.

The songs have a kind of catchy approach and several thrash riffs pass by. The songs are packed full of the regular ingredients such as breakdowns, melodic choruses, thrashy riffs, aggressive singing and so on... You hear the pleasure they are having in playing, but in the end this album is just the umpteenth melodic thrash influenced death metal release with nothing really new. Sure there will be an audience for this music and there isn't a real weak song on this record, but I don't think that will be enough to protrude.

If there hadn't been releases of bands like In Flames and Soilwork in the nineties, this would be an amazing album, but unfortunately for Aphyxion this isn't the case. Certainly not bad, but nothing really special either.

01. Transgress
In Decline
The Deterioration
No More Days of Prime
Born Abomination
Blind Belief
09. The New Breed
10. Pointless Purpose
Label: Mighty Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 3 September, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/aphyxion