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Descend to Acheron – The Transience of Flesh Award winner

Descend to Acheron
The Transience of Flesh
by Caio Botrel at 13 July 2020, 12:20 PM

DESCEND TO ACHERON is an Australian Death Metal band that mix a little bit of Black Metal influences on its music. They have recently released their first EP "The Transience of Flesh" and that is what we are going to talk about. The opening track from the EP is the title track "The Transience of Flesh" which starts out with growling low vocals and then some high growling is added right before the instrumental chaos starts. It is a very heavy song and I believe that it shows how good they are. Even if I am not a fan of the genre, I am enjoyed it.

"Plague of Superstition" starts out with nice guitar riffs and excellent bass lines that helped shape the ambiance. It is technical, aggressive, and creative. There are a few parts where the song changes it is dynamic and a speech can be heard while clean guitars creates a dark and tense atmosphere, that would totally fit on a horror movie. I liked the guitar solo here and I believe that they should do it more.

"The Godless Part I" is the first piece of the sequence and it starts direct, technical, and aggressive. There are a lot of good work coming from the instruments here, but I must say that the bass and drums are the highlights for this one. The guitar solo is different from the previous song and shows different influences from Peter's guitar style. "The Godless Part II" starts different from its first piece and that gave a whole new dynamic to the sequence and the album itself. This song feels a little bit progressive and less direct and the drummer is just creating something hard for the fans to reproduce. That is a very good song and you will hear tons of shredding.

"Your Suffering Is A Gift" starts out in a very heavy and direct way and I believe that it will be one of the favorite songs for the fans to hear it live. It has great dynamic, riffs that will creates chaos in the pit and a great vocal work. Nothing else to say here. "From The Mouth of Wolves" is the last song from this album and it starts different from all the rest: clean guitar sound that slowly grows with the addition of distorted guitars that is supported by the great bass and drum structure. There were a few parts here that reminded me of Black Metal and sounded like that, so it was cool.

DESCEND TO ACHERON have written and released a great EP and I believe that they did a great start on their career releasing such a quality material like that. You guys deserve the best.

Songwriting: 10
Musicianship: 10
Memorability: 10
Production: 10

5 Star Rating

1. The Transience of Flesh
2. Plague of Superstition
3. The Godless Part I
4. The Godless Part II
5. Your Suffering Is A Gift
6. From The Mouths of Wolves
Andy Kite – Vocals
Dave Hawkins – Guitars
Peter Clarke – Guitars
Matthew Philips – Bass
Kieran Murray – Drums
Record Label: Independent


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