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Desultory - Through Aching Aeons Award winner

Through Aching Aeons
by Marcos "Big Daddy" Garcia at 15 September 2017, 9:18 AM

When we are dealing with old Metal bands, we must have in mind one point: they can do a same style with the same features for all their existence, because they are in this way. Obviously they evolve, but into the limits they created on beginning of their works. So, an Old School Death Metal band as DESULTORY deserves a lot of respect from us all. They are destroying necks and turning ears deaf since 1989, and they are unleashing their fury with “Through Aching Aeons”, their latest album.

As said above, the quartet is an Old School Death Metal band, because the members are contemporaneous with guys from ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, UNLEASHED and all those seminal Swedish Death Metal bands. So you can feel the same essence on their musical work, but with some very raw melodies and a Death ‘n’ Roll set of elements. They are excellent the way they are, showing personality and energy that some beginners lack, and this album is a jewel!

Necromorbus (the same producer that works with WATAIN) made an excellent work on the sound production of “Through Aching Aeons”. He respected the band Old School outfit, but knew how to make it sound modern and fresh, raw but with good taste, and found excellent instrumental tunes. But as always, he gave that essential clearness to the sound, allowing us to understand everything with no great efforts. And the artwork created by Pierre-Alain of (3mmi Design) fits perfectly on the album’s sound doctrine.

On “Through Aching Aeons”, we have nine lessons of how to be honest and aggressive, but with very good musical taste. So we can say that their best lessons are shown on the raw Swedish Death Metal violence of “Silent Rapture” (very good vocals, and great guitar riffs and excellent rhythmic changes), the chaotic “Spineless Kingdom”, the bitter tempos and very good work from bass guitar and drums on “Through Aching Aeons”, some evident Death ‘n’ Roll elements presented on “In this Embrace”, the fantastic raw and aggressive melodic lines of “Beneath the Bleeding Sky” (their finest moment, with very good melancholic melodies flowing from guitars), the brutal and technical grasp of “Divine Blindness”, and the raw changing tempos of “Our Departure”.

This is a lesson of how to be Old School, with deep roots in the past, but looking to the future.

Originality: 9
Songwriting: 10
Memorability: 8
Production: 9

4 Star Rating

1. Silent Rapture
2. Spineless Kingdom
3. Through Aching Aeons
4. In this Embrace
5. Beneath the Bleeding Sky
6. Slither
7. Divine Blindness
8. Breathing the Ashes
9. Our Departure
Klas Morberg – Vocals, Guitars
Håkan Morberg - Guitars
Johan Bolin - Bass
Thomas Johnson - Drums, Vocals
Record Label: Pulverised Records


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