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Band
Athena's Wake
Title
The Contemplation
Type
LP/EP
Company
Independent
YOR
2014
Style
Death
7/22/2014 7:35:11 AM - Review by: Troy Cole
Athena's Wake is your typical genre blender featuring death vocals and blast beats with tinges of black metal influence. There is enough hardcore presence to lump them in with some of the more popular bands like Underoath. Unfortunately, nothing truly unique is happening here and the EP fails to build any character. With that said, the last track Remission evokes Edge of Sanity with the vocal styling and combined melodies. That alone shows this Australian band could create a more memorable full length even if it leans more to death metal styling of the 80's and 90's. It helped Bloodbath develop into the force they became.
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The Contemplation
2014
Independent
Troy Cole7/22/2014
2.5

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