DarkSoul VII review


Indigent is a one man band from England that dishes out some seriously well written death/black metal. This demo features 5 tracks that go from good to better. Very clean guitar and bass riffs and some intuitive drum machine work make this an awesome listen.

The first track "Disgust" plows in with sheer intensity. Some of the initial drum machine work sounds a little off, but it doesn't take too much away from the music. "Picture" is next and is by far one of the best tracks on the album. It explodes with blast beats and low growls that sound amazing. The guitar break down is exquisitely performed and serves as a great contrast to the rest of the song. The third track "Poison" is no less impressive. Starting with bass alone, it punches in with the instruments with great finesse. The guitar riffs in this song are very catchy and very driving. The bridge seems to drag on about a measure too long, but it's so good that it doesn't matter. "Mirror" takes up the fourth slot on the album and has a bit of an Amon Amarth feel to it. Great scales and rhythms make it another powerful song. The last track is "Dust" and again, this song is nothing less than impressive. This is a great ending track with an incredibly melodic ending riff.
The recording quality is just as amazing as the song writing. It sounds full, thick, and heavy the entire way through. The guitars are well mixed, the bass is clear and audible, and the drums almost sound like a real set.

All in all, this is one of the best demos I have ever heard. The music, the recording, everything is done perfectly. This is a brutal and melodic album any metalhead can enjoy.

Last Updated: 14-Jan-2005 23:20