Power of Metal.dk Review

False Prophecies
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 27 April, 2015
Playing time: 42:21

Undead will soon be releasing their album “False Prophecies”. You may want to know a little bit more about this band.  Well, me too.  They’re a death metal band that seemed to have went out of their way to avoid providing information about themselves. After perusing their Facebook, Twitter, and their official website, which is rather devoid of content, I found out almost nothing about these five musicians. And if that is their goal, then I'm not going to go out of my way to spoil that for them.  

They have everything you could want from a death metal band: distorted guitars chugging away, crazy guitar solos, double kicks, vicious roaring; the works. They have a really old school sound, to boot.  The unfortunate side effect of that is that not much sets these guys apart from other death metal bands. To put it simply, if you like death metal, you’ll probably like Undead. But if you’re looking for a death metal band that isn't afraid to step outside of the normal conventions of death metal, or even a sound distinct enough that will help you say “Oh, that’s Undead!” upon hearing one of their songs, then you probably won’t get that with them. That being said, this means they don’t have a sound that makes me want to come back to them.  One thing I found myself really digging was their guitar solos. They have some pretty cool solos, I can’t deny that. The tone of their guitars is really heavy, and it brings a considerable amount of life to this album. The production value of the album isn't as crisp as it could be, but I also think this may have been intentional. I mentioned earlier the old school kind of sound they have, and I think that this sound is a way of holding true to that. 

Undead meets the criteria to be a good death metal band. If you’re looking for a nice, heavy, old school sounding death metal band to listen to, then these guys are certainly worth checking out. But if you want something that sounds different than your run-of-the-mill death metal band, you may want to look elsewhere.  

01. Unborn
02. False Prophecies
03. Voices Within
04. Praise the Absurd
05. Castrate Humanity
06. Descending Souls
07. Unbound to Eternity
08. Emerging from the Depths
Label: Listenable Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: James Aaron
Date: 07 April, 2015
Website: www.undeadofficial.com