Axeman
Arrive


4.5
superb

Review

by Brandon Scott USER (101 Reviews)
February 13th, 2010 | 93 replies | 11,157 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist


4 of 4 thought this review was well written

It has only been in the last past year that bands from Worship Black Twilight are finally getting the recognition they so rightly deserve. While the group has had many releases in prior years, such as Ashdautas 2005 full length Shadow Plays of Grief and Pain and Volahn's 2008 record Dimensiónes del Trance Kósmico, it wasn't really until the Worship Black Twilight compiliation of 2009 was released that California based black metal circle started getting the attention it really deserved. Featuring one song from the six Worship Black Twilight bands (Arizmenda, Volahn, Ashdautas, Axeman, Kallathon, and the recently revealed Kuxan Suum) the album featured some of the best black metal from 2009. Now, in the 2010, the most recent addition to Worship Black Twilight, Axeman, have released their first demo entitled Arrive and further displays the excellence the group with undoubtedly be known for in the near future.

What makes the relatively short Arrive release so great, is the tremendous diversity shown on each track. Album opener, "Metnaol" starts out with creepy keyboard ambiance and melodic clean picked guitar runs. The track does not remain so peaceful for long however, as it soon erupts into a full tilt blackened thrash track, complete with a scorching guitar solo. Throughout the song, it goes back and forth between a more thrash inspired form of black metal, so an even more chaotic punk influenced form of black metal. Axeman ring- leader and sole member V shows some great talent on guitar (with the opening solo) and also on the drums, with some crazy beats. Last song "Attestor of Doom & Rebirth" proves to be the most straight up black metal song on the album. Between some death metal type riffs and hardcore styled drumming, V manages to slip in some excellent tremolo picked guitars and even some fearsome blast beats. While Axeman's music is quite intense, it never takes the turn into truly brutal territory, retaining enough sense of melody to keep the music listenable.

With Axeman's amazing Arrive Worship Black Twilight releases their first of hopefully many albums in 2010. Whether it be another release from Axeman, or an album from one of the other fantastic bands, Worship Black Twilight will no doubt be on the minds of thousands of black metal fans all over the world.



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TheSpirit
February 13th 2010



17144 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Woo 30! Excellent release.

Digging: Monarch - Sabbracadaver

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2010



16242 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this rules

TheSpirit
February 13th 2010



17144 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Oh yeah, i think you said something about that to me before. Idk, i was on metal archives and it said demo so i just went for that.

TricksterGRex
February 13th 2010



2087 Comments


lock up yr children the axeman is coming

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2010



16242 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good call

TricksterGRex
February 13th 2010



2087 Comments


so drink & be merry, for tmw we may die

TricksterGRex
February 13th 2010



2087 Comments


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no trmshadows allowed

TheSpirit
February 13th 2010



17144 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i severely doubt he'll be showing his head around this thread.

TheSpirit
February 13th 2010



17144 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i think it's hilarious how he thinks you're a troll.

TricksterGRex
February 13th 2010



2087 Comments


dont forget that me iranscam count and charles are all the same person

TheSpirit
February 13th 2010



17144 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

he's a regular sherlock holmes

Relinquished
February 13th 2010



24407 Comments


s'good

Dryden
February 13th 2010



12928 Comments


rules

R6Rider
February 13th 2010



4467 Comments


this is kinda meh atm

think I'll go back to Petrychor

Digging: Rort - Warpath

Wizard
February 13th 2010



19208 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

* only been in the last past year

Redundant wording hahahaha.

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Hahahahaha poor kid.

Review is solid. The name of this band alone makes me want to check it out.

AXEEEEMANNNNNN!!!

Digging: Monarch - Sabbracadaver

TheSpirit
February 13th 2010



17144 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Petrychor isn't even that great, while Axeman rules.

TricksterGRex
February 13th 2010



2087 Comments


he is coming

SLAUGHTER

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2010



16242 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Karl this album is somewhere in that post I put up today

R6Rider
February 13th 2010



4467 Comments


Petrychor>this

Wizard
February 13th 2010



19208 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I saw that...might have to dl? What the hell are you all doing to me?



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