Power of Metal.dk Review

Devourer of Worlds
Style: Technical Death Metal
Release date: 7 December, 2014
Playing time: 44:50

When we talk about American technical death metal, it is necessary to listen carefully because the best works rarely become super popular. The full length debut of ARA, the founded in 2012, is composed under such a mark but what is the achievement?

With no doubt, the music form of the quintet is complex especially toward rhythms. The vocals of Adam Bujny are something like bubbling with a rather self-restricted range, and their setting over the complex noisy instrumental forms makes them only with more noise. The members of the band spread their powerful influences from the other projects of theirs on which they worked before the forming of ARA. These more sludge influences (We speak about the band NORTHLESS, in which play the drummer Erik and the guitar player Jerry) dilute the death metal in a bit post direction, without this to soften the guitars. The connection of their vocalist with the metalcore scene leads him to an aggressive singing without any ornamentation. This reminds of the intimacy of the 90s between the hardcore and the death metal scenes, and here we’ve got complex rhythms added.

It is almost evident that the musicians gathered because of their necessity to make a real heavy album. The carefully listening of "Devourer of Worlds" leads to multitude of small discoveries that need too many efforts. The musicians still cannot get out of their narrow shells to show their real potential. As if the framework of the title and the elementary made artwork also pressed the aspiration of the musicians. It would be satisfactory for the pretentious listener that the album is not for one listening. It requires time, and as if grows with this time. But it still remains as an introduction to something that is not achieved.

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Devourer of Worlds
Label: Independent
Distribution: Independent
Reviewed by: Rock Thrashler
Date: 17 February, 2015
Website: www.linktotheband.com