Label: Despite Exile 2012
Review by Martien Koolen
After their rather successful debut album Scarlet Reverse Italian progressive
deathcore rockers Despite Exile come up with a new EP; featuring three songs. And if
you like your music heavy and loud then this band will be a treat to your ears.
However if you hate - like I do - or dislike grunting instead of singing then this
album will be a bit of a problem..... As much as I like the really heavy, melodic
guitar riffs, hooks, solos and melodies I cannot get used to the horrible grunting
of Jei Durisotti. But if you like that and you like a band like for instance
Meshuggah then this EP will not leave your CD player for a long while. Oscillate is
filled with trashy guitar riffs and lots of progressive, technical metal elements
and melodies while the third track Mechanical is a rather melodic song, but of
course it is rather heavy and breathtakingly loud as well. Perfection Neutralized
was already released as a music video on BlankTV and it got a lot of good
responses.So, if you like complex and heavy deathcore Despite Exile is the band for
you, I will pass as the grunting disturbes me too much to really enjoy the music.