3 of 3 thought this review was well written
Antti Koistlnen- Vocals, guitar, bass
Aki Hytonen- Guitar, bass
Mikko Virnes- Drums
Demilich is a very strange band. Aside from track names nearly as long as the lyrics, they have very technical songs all of them are great musicians. The one thing most people note about this band is the vocals. Antti is a very unique vocalist, belting out some of the lowest, sickest vocals you will ever hear.
The guitars are very technical, and very rarely play chords. The bass is also very good, keeping tight with the guitar, but supplies the bottom end when needed. The drums are also a unique quality to the band. While most DM bands have insane, fast-as-hell drums, this guy is different. Most of the drumming is not fast, but moderately paced. However, he does play blastbeats, but they're not very fast. He has great sense of double bass, meaning he knows when to and not to use it, and plays some interesting things.
Standout tracks are:
(Within) The Chamber of Whispering Eyes
The Echo (Replacement)
(Within) The Chamber of Whispering Eyes is probably my favorite track. Starts off with double-bass over a cool riff. This goes into a slow, lead-guitar attack part, which is very orgasmic. Everything dies except for drums, then guitar comes in, then bass with vocals. Very good song.
The Echo (Replacement) starts off with guitars, then bass and drums with vocals. The amazing thing about this band is that they are always moving. Every time the pick hits the string, they hit a different note. This is also a cool song.
Erecshyrinol is an instrumental. Actually, there are a few vocal parts, but they are only wierd "ahhhs."
This album has an atmosphere that I've never really experienced before. The album has to be heard in its entirety. The song melt into each other; they are all the same tone and usually the same pace. However, this does not make the album monotonous or boring. In fact, its quite the opposite. To me, it has a very dark feeling. The fact that there is no insane drumming lets the listener concentrate more on the music.
I highly reccomend this album to anyone wanting to listen to some techincal death metal, just getting into DM, or just like atmospherical music. However, if you are really into brutal DM, this probably isn't for you. 5/5