ALBUM: Destinity -“Resolve in Crimson”
LABEL: Lifeforce Records
GENRE: Melodic Death/Thrash Metal
RATING: 6.0 / 10
Ok, France used to suck ass back in the the 80/90’s when it comes to metal. They pretty much still did during the whole of the 90’s until I discovered the likes of Alcest, Antaeus, Carcariass, Deathspell Omega, Gojira, Loudblast and Scarve (just to name some of my favourites). Anyways, just an observation, nothing more. I might perhaps not be adding Destinity to this list of favourites, but I do really wonder how I’ve missed this band up until now? Considering the fact that “Resolve in Crimson” is the bands 8th full-length album since the debut “Wepts from the Sky” (1999).
When it comes to “Resolve in Crimson“, my first though is that the band has borrowed pretty much everything from bands such as Soilwork, In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Amon Amarth and The Duskfall. In other words, this ain’t something that will change the music industry. But then again Destinity, with an apparent lack of uniqueness, manages to copy/paste all of their influences into a quite nice and listenable mash of Melodic Death/Thrash Metal. Production-wise , Jacob Hansen (Mercenary, Aborted, Destruction, Volbeat etc.) manages to do a good job. My only complain is that that the sound is a bit too clinical, clean and polished for my taste.
♠Recommended tracks: Black Sun Rising / Can’t Stand the Sight
Review by: TK
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