Chuck Schuldiner Project

Monday, August 13, 2012

Demise of the King-Embodiment of Suffering

Demise of the King is an interesting deathcore band with a sound that is very powerful and black. The music here is remarkably heavy, and the poor demo quality adds a great old school death metal feel. In many ways listening to Demise of a King reminds me of listening to early Cannibal Corpse. These guys are young, hungry and vicious. They are ready to rip you apart for their band to succeed. Nothing can stop these guys, they simply have too much raw power behind them. The guitar playing here is fast and combines death metal and death core very nicely. At times there is a fast and brutal attack, similar to bands like Vore. Then come in very heavy hardcore style breakdowns that can be impossibly slow. In particular the breakdown on Spawn of Manipulation is Uber heavy. The bass playing is rapid and filled with great licks. The bass player has an interesting place in the mix, but I feel like if he was turned up a bit louder this bands breakdowns would become unbelievably heavy. As is the bass helps a lot on the breakdowns and songs like Deification show the true mastery of the bassist. The drumming on this record is remarkably powerful and with crashing fills as well as speedy double bass lines you will not soon forget this guy. He has got all of the maxims of the genre down perfectly and really shines. Finally we have the vocals, this bands vocalist can truly growl, his style is extremely heavy and it really takes you back to the evil sounds of Cannibal Corpse and Carcass. The raw anger in his style is a big part of why this band makes me think of those old school acts. In conclusion, Demise of a King combines the raw heaviness of Deathcore with the magic of Old School Death Metal for something truly awesome. Their new EP is more than worth your time, so go check them out!