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Band
Eskhaton
Title
Omegalitheos
Type
LP/EP
Company
Lavadome
YOR
2018
Style
Death
1/17/2019 - Review by: Greg Watson
A chaotic barrage of unfiltered death
Australia has given us some pretty solid metal acts like Destroyer 666 and Parkway Drive to name a few. Well my fellow bangers, add Eskhaton to that list. This band brings the thunder from down under with a side of brutality. From the opener Relic of Mictlantechtli to album closer Kimah Kalu Ultu Ulla, 'Omegalitheos' is an onslaught of frenetic death metal with plenty of twists and turns throughout. The songs are really kind of all over the place and this one will take several listens before being able to appreciate the brand of insanity that hurls at you throughout the album. The two biggest issues I had with the album were the fact that the music was so chaotic and that the production was a bit on the low side. Musically, there's so much stuff going on that it just really makes it hard to get into the songs. A little more structure would have been great to hear in the music. The production is really raw and very bass heavy which takes away from the overall sound of the album itself. A little more polished production could make this album really interesting. I see this album being very divisive in the dm world given the aforementioned factors but it will be very interesting to see where Eskhaton goes from here.
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3.5
MUSIC
3
VOCALS
3.5
PRODUCTION
2.5
ARTWORK
2
LYRICS
2.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

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TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Omegalitheos
2018
Lavadome
Greg Watson1/17/2019
3.5

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