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Band
Axis Powers
Title
Marching Toward Destruction
Type
LP/EP
Company
Pulverised
YOR
2009
Style
Death
1/1/2010 - Review by: Eric Compton
Vintage death
There is an abounding amount of vintage death ensconced in this sophomore effort from Axis Powers. The Swedes are indeed the acolytes for the genre, using the same violence and force as forefathers Hypocrisy, Dismember and Unleashed. This album reminds me of cornerstones like 'Penetralia' and 'Like an Ever Flowing Stream' with the foisted aggression cranked to twelve. The vocals are guttural and scathing and the pace is unrelenting. Lyrically it's all war and battlefields like those English henchmen Bolt Thrower.
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    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: AXIS POWERS
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Marching Toward Destruction
2009
Pulverised
Eric Compton1/1/2010
3.5
Marching Towards Destruction
2010
Pulverised
Greg Watson8/14/2011
2.5

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