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DORMANT ORDEAL

DORMANT ORDEAL
It Rains, It Pours
(self-financed)
42:15min

DORMANT ORDEAL (the name is too much gothic for comfort) have throughout the years evolved from a one man project to a full band, and “It Rains, It Pours” is their first full length. Being a sucker when it comes to Polish Death Metal, I jumped at once on the opportunity to review this album. Let's say this record is a solid one, offering quality music, even if the result leaves me with mixed feelings. Gone are the days when every Death Metal record out of Poland was an event, even a minor one. Nowadays, the sound is more uniformed and heavily processed, and some of the vital urge found in the past has waned. It is pretty obvious that the DORMANT ORDEAL dudes have kept themselves informed on what is going on the the worldwide extreme Metal scene, trying to mix traditional Death Metal (not old school though) with more modern vibes, in an attempt to kill two or three birds birds with the same stone so to speak. Indeed, some djent and Metalcore (without the annoying screamed vocals fortunately) elements can be found here and there, and the overall atmosphere sounds a little bit confuse and confusing, leaving the listener scratching his / her head trying to figure out what is exactly going on. Maybe next time DORMANT ORDEAL should define their intent in a clearer way. I have nothing against variety in music, but this demands work as any other element to come out with a cohesive effort. I have no doubt that the following album will be more convincing because the potential is already here, combined with a excellent musicianship. A band to watch that is for sure. www.facebook.com/dormant.ordeal, www.soundcloud.com/dormant_ordeal

Edouard Vergriete

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