Adust - Through Anothers Eyes
Following the band's explosive recent performance at MadHouse
how do they compare on CD?
- Enmity. Short intro. Air raid siren/blitz
sample leads into enormous statement of intent riff.
- The Fall Of Man. Savage opening riff
and accompanying scream. Song sets out as a chunky thrasher
with barked extreme metal vocals. Riff is gently mutated and
there are subtle tempo changes galore. Overall style of the
main body of the song is blackened thrash meets technical
metal. After a momentary pause the song's closing section
is unleashed, a bruising doom-laden riff generating immense
power and menace. The kick drumming is used sparingly but
to crushing effect. Quality opener; brutal yet complex, well
produced and mixed.
- Prinzessin. Minimalist, understated opening
leads into a powerful riff. Tempo increases to mid-paced thrash
speed whilst retaining a Maiden-esque sense of melody.Vocals
in the chorus are surprisingly melodic but work well. The
faster and slower sections interchange seamlessly, another
top song with excellent dynamics.
- Elegy. Short link track, basically an
eery spoken intro.
- Blinded By Ignorance. Another very powerful
opening riff. Vocals are again less extreme/more accessible
dependant on which way you want to look at it! Main riff is
relentless, driven along by the subtle changes in drum patterns
and basswork. Overall feel of this song is somewhere between
vintage Arch Enemy and recent Thus Defiled. Unusual time signatures
in bridge section. Another well structured and performed track
- Forevermore. Quieter opening precedes
colossal riff. Then the onslaught really starts! Simplistically
it's a blackened thrash track with loads of subtle tempo changes.Not
much more to add to previous comments, this is a well played
extreme track and worthy CD closer.
This CD will almost prepare you for the full
savagery that they unleash live. Well produced and executed, I
urge fans of thrash, death and general technical/extreme genres
to check this band out. A vicious and highly entertaining release.