Sunday, April 15, 2018

Adramelech - Psychostasia (1996)

   Even though old school death metal was out of date already, a few bands were still able to create interesting records afterwards.
   Adramelech's first full-lenght album was another great example to introduce the main features of Finnish death metal. Plenty of melodies were added into the cathcy riffings that are constant during the lenght of the album. The basic middle speed and thrash drumming style often gets grind-like doses that turns the album very intense. The vocals are more like suffocating-wishpering than growling, so the music having the main focus. The concept is maybe the most genuine thing about Adramelech. As the band's name expects already, their lyrics are based on mythologies. Unlike most bands with similar ambitions, not only a specific mythology inspired them, but all ancient topics. There are lyrics to find from the Scandinavian mythology to Egyptian, from antic Greek mythology to Aztecs. "Psychostasia" isn't an ordinary death metal album for sure, but still fits into the line old school classics.

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