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Band
Adamantine
Title
Heroes & Villains
Type
LP/EP
Company
Allegiance
YOR
2017
Style
Heavy/Extreme
5/23/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
Average melodic death from Portugal with some cleaner vocals mixed in
Adamantine are similar to fellow Portuguese countrymen The Ransack. The group have released their second album to date and follow-up to the 2012 debut 'Chaos Genesis'. It's all melodic death that is heavily influenced by Sweden's fertile 90's scene--Dark Tranquillity, Darkane, At the Gates...but incorporates some cleaner vocals that borders loosely on metalcore. It's a load of grooves, twin guitar melodies, harsh vocals and emotionally charged lyrics. Is it really unique and original? Not really, but is anything?
Recommended for fans of: The Ransack, At the Gates
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3
MUSIC
3.5
VOCALS
3.5
PRODUCTION
3
ARTWORK
2
LYRICS
3


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: ADAMANTINE
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Heroes & Villains
2017
Allegiance
Eric Compton5/23/2017
3

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