GOD DETHRONED - Into The Lungs Of Hell LP (Red Vinyl)
On this album, God Dethroned manage to exemplify the sound that we all associate with European Death - some blasting, some melody, and well-placed slower sections. They do so without being overly predictable or boring, and many of the tracks on "Into the Lungs of Hell" are real standouts for the genre.
Everyone in God Dethroned is at the top of their game in terms of performance. Both Sattler's vocals and guitar playing are vicious. His vocals deserve special mention - for the most part he has a throaty, venemous hiss that is quite charismatic and makes him one of the more identifiable growlers out there. The drumming is similar in its spot-on blastbeats, relentless double bass, and fast thrashy beats. Nothing new about having an exceptional drummer in a death metal band though, and the skinwork here is nothing revolutionary. The guitars play some great melodies when not dishing out the punishing breakdowns or picking away at light speed - in fact they remind me of Amon Amarth's work quite frequently.