Lake of Sulphur
From Bereavement to Resignation
The Heel on the Throat of the Young
Faust in Exile
Worm of Truth
GREAT DECEIVER :
"Terra Incognito" the
distributed in CH by Irascible Distribution
review by Sara "Shadow Lady" De Vita____
Great Deceiver are back with "Terra
Incognito", an album consecrating this band as a master key for the
Swedish metal-core scene.
with their first full-length "A Venom Well Design" the combo
Tomas Lindberg (from At The Gates)/Kristian Wahlin astonished everyone,
yet with "Terra Incognito" these guys exceeded every
expectation, giving birth to a simply tremendous album!
Incognito" is a fantastic mix of dark wave, hardcore and metal
evolving, with respect to the past, in more innovative and personal
disc beginning is overbearing, activating a chain reaction full of tempo
changes and driving rhythms: the voice of Tomas Lindberg is a true
nuclear bomb that vaporizes and lays waste around, evolving in a deep
growl with strong hints to the vocalist’s origins!
is a song with surrising sonorities dragged to the acoustic exasperation
by full riffs and tight guitars.
Dead”, song with redundant and modulated bass, is maybe the best
in the whole album: in few minutes it develops from a soft context to
explode in ferocious rhythms. Very good the
choice to use small parts of synth in “Lake
Of Sulphur”, a song that vaguely
recalls Manson, rich in personalization's and resolutions of high
creative value. “Terra Incognito” is a surprising album: yet another
success for a label like Peaceville that always manages to discover the
true musical genius.
of bass ‘n drum make the work extremely complex; the guitars are fluid
and, as the blood of a wounded beast, spring forth from the “tears”
of a sonic materialization of Lindberg’s voice.
disc becomes more wicked when we come to “Marathon
Man” and “The
Heel On The Throat Of The Young”,
more crossover songs that mark intents polyhedricity
that the band knowingly and proudly weaves.
in “Faust In Exile”,
the rhythm raises the stakes against an unpredictable and innovative
guitar work: tempo changes and a continuous vocal modulation
accompanying the extremely melodic instruments, thus creating a fierce
and yet delicate musical idea!
and “Conspiracy Theorist” keep untouched the Nu-Crossover soul of
the band, re-proposing rounded and majestic bass riffs.
“Worm Of Truth”
the work of our The Great Deceiver approaches to the end: the voice of
Tomas Lindberg approaches variations between growl and clean with
effects that make the song extremely dynamic; a mix between modern
metal, hints of electronic Dark and Death.
product of great artistic value indeed, rejuvenating itself in each
song, yet recovering old musical standards already tested and always
Sara De Vita
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