Drawn And Quartered
Hail Infernal Darkness


4.0
excellent

Review

by Hawks USER (70 Reviews)
February 13th, 2012 | 45 replies | 3,563 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Dem riffs.

5 of 5 thought this review was well written

Hailing from the dark and desolate parts of Seattle, Washington, Drawn and Quartered are a band that seem to fly under the radar a little bit in terms of death metal. If you're a newcomer to the genre, it's doubtful that you've ever heard of them considering they're not nearly as big as acts from the U.S. such as Incantation, Autopsy, or, the one band they're extremely similar to, Immolation. Well, hopefully that is about to change after I introduce some of you to Drawn and Quartered.

Like I said, they're very similar in style to Immolation, which may be why they don't get as much attention. You could say they're a "clone", but honestly, what the hell is wrong with being a "clone" of one of the best death metal bands in existence? I mean, they're just as evil and just as relentless, so I really can't see an issue. The best part about this album is the production. It keeps the feeling of old-school death metal without having the muddy production that it's known for. Production here is clear and nothing drowns anything else out. The use of pinch harmonics, again like Immolation, is very prominent here, making it a lot more brutal than some of their other contemporaries. If you're a fan of production on albums like Close to a World Below, then you'll love Hail Infernal Darkness.

This album is definitely on the brutal and technical side of the spectrum and there's not much melody to be found here, but that doesn't mean it can't be catchy. Technical and mesmerizing riffs is what this album is all about, not to mention some fantastic solos throughout. Drumming is also a very big highlight here and is what you would expect from an album like this, full of blast beats and double bass. As for the vocals, they're nothing out of the ordinary. Again, you could refer to Immolation considering the vocalist here sounds a hell of a lot like Ross, which isn't a bad thing at all.

There's really not too much to say except that this album slays hard and more people should check it out. As I said earlier, this band seems to fly way under the radar and that really needs to change. This album/band is worth your time if you're a fan of OSDM, tech death, brutal death, and everything in between.



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Hawks
February 13th 2012



33363 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Review probably sucks, but not a fuck is being given. Album rules.

m/

Eclecticist
February 13th 2012



3863 Comments


lol

bloc
February 13th 2012



34499 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Got this on my PC but still haven't listened to it, I got my hopes high.

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2012



17343 Comments


sweet will listen, i heard about this guys somewhere but havent heard yet

Digging: Monolake - Interstate

Hawks
February 13th 2012



33363 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hyperion you'll love this.

CaptainDooRight
February 13th 2012



26444 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Sweet, good review. POS

I saw this in a list you put up today. Haven't heard this yet. I'll check it out.

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Hawks
February 13th 2012



33363 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks dude. I can imagine you'd enjoy this.

DarthMann
February 13th 2012



13467 Comments


hawks dude if youre gonna do a review like this dont use correct grammar
but good review

Hawks
February 13th 2012



33363 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Lol thanks.

Wizard
February 13th 2012



18784 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I still need to hear this.

Hawks, you overuse comma's dude.

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Hawks
February 13th 2012



33363 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah I probably do haha. But you'd love this Wiz.

Wizard
February 13th 2012



18784 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I read Immolation a couple of times through your review and I jerked off. Need I say more?

Hawks
February 13th 2012



33363 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That's exactly why you'd love it!

DeadBeat
February 13th 2012



529 Comments


Pos, I should check this out

Hawks
February 13th 2012



33363 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks man. Yeah, if you like death metal of any kind you should give this a go.

CaptainDooRight
February 13th 2012



26444 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"they're very similar in style to Immolation"

sold

KjSwantko
February 13th 2012



8721 Comments


Good, short, to-the-point review hawks. Posd. Will check this one out

Hawks
February 13th 2012



33363 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks my man. m/

TAB
February 13th 2012



435 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

cool album

Hawks
February 13th 2012



33363 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well it's a big part of their sound. I figured I should probably mention it. I see what you're saying though.



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