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Marching Toward Destruction
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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