You know what is special with Denominate? They master this funky mix of a (somewhat) Melodic Death Metal style with a Progressive streak. Just when you want to switch off Those Who Beheld The End, the band injects these amazing hooks into their tune that make you stay on. Ending up in acoustic passages, like in Torments of Silence, leaving this metalhead confused and adrift. Until a blackened part kicks in, adjusting the course again into the right direction. Or in Terrestrial Funeral, where they get into a Heavy Metal fit with this strange, but stellar solo on top of all the riffing.
All this gallivanting around styles may not please all of the die-hard Death Metal fans. But so what? It for sure keeps this disc fresh and interesting right through to the end. With enough spice in their tune to render the usually somewhat morose Death Metal delivery into something thoroughly enjoyable.
Denominate formed in 2009 in Finland, now sporting the following lineup:
Vocals – Ville Männikkö
Guitars – Kimmo Raappana
Guitars – Eetu Pylkkänen
Bass – Tuomas Pesälä
Drums – Joni Määttä
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Denominate‘s second album signed to Inverse Records will release in early August 2016. Should you check them out? Absolutely. Their unique #metal mix will be worthy of your attention.