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Band
Skeletonwitch
Title
Devouring Radiant Light
Type
LP/EP
Company
Prosthetic
YOR
2018
Style
Heavy/Extreme
10/26/2018 - Review by: Eric Compton
Borderline black metal with blast-beats, raspy screams and progressive textures
It has been five years since the band's last release and about seven to eight since I've really paid attention. The Ohio band have consistently changed their formula, moving from the retro thrash movement to this, an atmospheric and chilling Scandinavian sound. Rooted in the early 90s, 'Devouring Radiant Light' plays like a homage to early Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, and what Insomnium is doing now. Borderline black metal with blast-beats, raspy screams and progressive textures, Skeletonwitch are really a different animal when compared to their conception in 2003.
Recommended for fans of: Dark Tranquillity, Insomnium
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3
MUSIC
3
VOCALS
3.5
PRODUCTION
3.5
ARTWORK
2.5
LYRICS
3


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: SKELETONWITCH
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
At One With The Shadows
2004
Shredded Records
Eric Compton9/10/2004
-
Devouring Radiant Light
2018
Prosthetic
Eric Compton10/26/2018
3

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: SKELETONWITCH
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