ALBUM: Phidion -“Flesh of the Forsaken” EP
GENRE: Death/Thrash Metal
RATING: 5.5 / 10
Well it took my a while to figure out why “Flesh of the Forsaken” wasn’t really sticking the way it could’ve. The biggest and main-issue is in fact the production, since I do really enjoy the blend of old-school and more modern death/thrash riffing. Let’s start off with the programmed drums, not only do they sound way too digital, they seem to change in volume from time to time. As I said earlier I enjoy the riffs, they are perhaps not anything new under the sun, but certainly not without some charm. Vocal-wise I have no complaints either, Martin Missy has been in the game for quite some time and it shows.
In a way it is hard to judge Phidion fairly since the production feels more like a pre-production and hence destroys the mood more than once. It seems like the band has now found themselves a drummer and with that and a decent studio for the next recording I can only see a brigther future for the band.
♠Recommended track: Warzone / Dr. Butcher, M.D.
Review by: TK