Company: Transcending Obscurity India/Asia
Reviewer: Greg Watson
So far for me, 2017 has been a great year for being exposed to bands that I've never heard before but that have been established for a while now. India's Demonic Resurrection is another such instance of this and their fifth album, 'Dashavatar' has really impressed me. DR shows that they can crank out some really quality death metal with the best of them. The riffs are heavy, chunky and in your face while the vocals sound as though they could cause you to cower in fear at their ferocity. What really stands out for me on the album though are the little surprises that DR throws at you. Take the track "Kurma-The Tortoise" for instance. You start out with your typical death metal song that batters and blasts its way through to your face before you are stopped at the edge of a cliff about 3 minutes in and are taken away by breathtaking clean, soaring vocals. The band also make use of native Indian instruments throughout the album, giving it a really worldly feel to it. The concept of the album seems to me to be about the varying forms of Krishna in Hindu mythology. I'm no expert at all and that's just an educated guess but the story that the lyrics create really capture your attention, which is another surprise. Because honestly, when it comes to death metal, we've come to expect gore, horror and offensiveness at every turn. Demonic Resurrection again buck the trend with what is expected in this genre. I've really enjoyed the album since the first listen and have been going back to it since. This one is gonna stick around in my queue for a while.
About this Writer:Greg Watson
// Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.