Company: Prosthetic Records Release: 2014 Genre: Symphonic Death Reviewer: Greg Watson
Quality symphonic death metal
After a three year lull, Septicflesh emerge from the bowels of Tartaros with "Titan". As if being borne on the back of Cronus himself, "Titan" lives up to its mythological name by delivering a giant dose of quality symphonic death metal. For those of you that didn't know, the band broke up in 2003 only to reunite again in 2007. During the reunion the band's name changed from Septic Flesh to Septicflesh to signify the rebirth of the band.
With eerie, yet beautiful, choral backings, demonic orchestral arrangements and bombastic heavy guitar riffs, it's as if you can feel the weight of doom itself pressing in at you from all sides. Though the band hasn't released a new album since 2011's "The Divine Mass", they show with "Titan" that they haven't missed a beat. With tracks like "War In Heaven", "Order of Dracul" and "Prometheus" paving the way, there's one question that must be asked--Can you withstand the force and power of a "Titan" and emerge unscathed?
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.
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