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Technical death that's heavy on the death but light on the technical
Dominant really had me enjoying their brand of death metal as the opening salvo of 'The Summoning' began. But then I kept waiting for the technical pieces to come in. I waited and waited and it never showed up. The most technical things I heard were some pinched harmonics and some really fast guitar solos. That being said though, Dominant can churn out some really solid death metal that will appeal to fans throughout the genre. I enjoyed it and recommend it if you're looking for some good dm to bang your head to.
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