on June 22, 2010
Wake Up people! I can't believe there is no review on this album yet, what a shame. I am Seattle proud finally the day has come where I Declare War can be heard, and they stand their ground. This is a band to check out seriously. They have been tearing up the local Seattle scene for a few years. Malevolence from start to finish no matter what you are doing, or where you are will get you there believe me. This is one of my favorite albums of 2010!
on November 5, 2010
This band is one of the heaviest "modern death metal" bands I've heard. There is nothing melodic about this album. I Declare War is from Seattle "As am I" and is all about mosh pits in live shows, which should describe them enough. First off let me say, the first thing I noticed is how low the guitars are tuned. Sadly if your looking for a guitar solo, this is not your album. The entire album is heavy riff to breakdown to riff. "Chug chug* the whole ride, which is surprisingly done VERY well. I don't care for the term "deathcore", I would say its brutal. And breakdowns are the future of most metal bands. Which means yes, many breakdowns! Some of the slowest breakdowns around. The drum work is fast and almost only double bass. Vocally its very different from other heavy bands. Only guttural lows, no mids or highs here. But the lows are great! In the end this is a fast, crushing, destroy everything in its path heavy band. I declare this band to be "Brutal Death Metal".
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