Desecresy
The Doom Skeptron


3.5
great

Review

by CaptainDooRight USER (93 Reviews)
August 17th, 2012 | 21 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Solid DM with a Crushing Atmosphere

Putrid, disgusting, nasty, just how dm should be. Desecresy hit all those spots easily with a crushing atmosphere and tight musicianship. With most modern dm acts, at best, we get some solid dm we’ve heard before but that doesn’t always make it a bad thing. Desecresy are obviously aware of how to write effective riffs. It is true, however, that they are not doing anything new for dm and their last record was barely above average but they’ve stuck with their guns and continued focusing on developing their sound which I feel they’ve definitely achieved on this record.

The Doom Skeptron shows an atmosphere that thrives off double bass drum patterns, tremolos, and a harmonizing lead that lingers in the depths of tasty riffs. Although the first track is a nice introduction into the album with all of the aforementioned elements, it’s not the strongest track you’ll find off this. It lacks the aggression that could push the atmosphere further. Fortunately the second track comes in the right way with “Declined Resplendence”, which shows off the feel of osdm and new styled crust dm from the likes of Antediluvian and Undergang. This tasty combination of riffs and crusty feel is what really makes Desecresy succeed because they not only have an awesome formula but their songwriting has greatly improved form their last effort. “Forged from Chaos” starts with an eerie clean guitar pattern before ripping into the grimiest-hazy atmosphere death metal has to offer. “The Sceptre of Damnation” shows the Fins attempting an innovative song strong which thrives off the bass work of Tommi Gronqvist which leads perfectly into “The Sleep of Titans” which has a crushing slow doom-like atmosphere. These two latter tracks might as well be one, due to their perfect play off each other.

As mentioned before, this dual Finnish group is both developing their creative abilities yet still remaining stagnant within death metals current accomplishments. For instance “The Solemn End” is one of the most predictable tracks off this album and shows little effort in the creativity department. Because of this The Doom Skeptron is an album containing hit or miss tracks which in turns brings down the level of enjoyability. Fortunately this album ends strong with “Vortex Unwinding” which is a massacre of textures combined together that takes turns highlighting each other’s strengths. At times the bass will stand alone with the drums and before we know it a crushing atmosphere of blast beats will surface before a chugging ride pattern on the drums. “Vortex Unwinding” really shows Desecresy exploring their goals effectively; showing a style that could propel them into a category of greater known dm acts. May their conquest of furtherance into a genre that has been exhausted to the max show up as being worthwhile as they attempt to create emotions in a genre that haven’t been reached before.



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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
August 17th 2012


19684 Comments


listened to this this morning

its better than their first album but still pretty bland and boring

bands like krypts and stench of decay do it much better

Digging: Tangerine Dream - Rubycon

alachlahol
August 17th 2012


7583 Comments


A MASSACRE OF TEXTURES COMBINED TOGETHER THAT TAKES TURNS HIGHLIGHTING EACH OTHERS STRENGTHS

couldnt have described it better myself^


and congratulations on using the word 'which' three times in a single sentence

alachlahol
August 17th 2012


7583 Comments


and how does a band develop their creative abilities yet remain stagnant within dms current accomplishments?? (what??)

YankeeDudel
August 17th 2012


9335 Comments


"It is true, however, that they are not doing anything new for dm"

What death metal bands are truly doing something new these days?

Digging: A Certain Ratio - To Each...

alachlahol
August 17th 2012


7583 Comments


personal vs majority?? what are you YAPPING about man do you even KNOW??? you said this band is DEVELOPING yet remaining STAGNANT do you know what the word PARADOX means??

TheNotrap
August 17th 2012


8302 Comments


Nice work man, have pos.

Digging: Kronos - Arisen New Era

seedofnothing
August 17th 2012


3425 Comments


Good review, pos.

Isn't alachlahol the same user who raves about not liking you, yet he spends all his time trying to start conversations with you? Yeah I'm personally aware of what "PARADOX" means.



alachlahol
August 17th 2012


7583 Comments


except you obviously dont know because me thinking captain is king of the buttfucks doesnt mean im going to avoid him jesus fuck lets add more fuckin idiots to the thread

alachlahol
August 17th 2012


7583 Comments


ive been called fag by you before im not afraid!

alachlahol
August 17th 2012


7583 Comments


if you don't know what it means for a band to develop vs. a band developing a genre then this converstation is pretty much pointless,


i do understand this but instead of saying this you say dumb shit like developing while stagnating within current accomplishments which makes no sense and is just one of many things wrong with this review

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
August 17th 2012


4473 Comments


I'll check these guys out. But I guess I shouldnt expect anything too grand. Good work, man. POS'd. For some reason I really like that album cover.

alachlahol
August 17th 2012


7583 Comments


A MASSACRE OF TEXTURES COMBINED TOGETHER

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 17th 2012


6711 Comments


Listened to the links, awesome stuff.

It feels like early '90s euro dm combined with Leprocy-era Death

Digging: Spectral Lore - Voyager

GiaNXGX
August 17th 2012


4867 Comments


Oh bro, antediluvian is fucking awesome so I'm checking this, hey; I want to upload my Hans Dahl avi
but I can't :[ the "upload avatar" feature doesn't shows up, damn it is like automatically invalid, do
ya know something about such problem?, and does it haves something to do with account activation, cuz
I just created this account. Cool review as always, I have only smoked weed twice, Electric Wizard +
Weed is really awesome cap'n. Pos'd

sideburndude
August 17th 2012


2782 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Pretty good album, but better Death Metal has been released this year.

ValeriusOwns
August 18th 2012


20 Comments


This is my favorite straight-up death metal album of the year so far. The rIffs are very strong in this, especially Sons of the Burning God.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
August 18th 2012


19684 Comments


um

ValeriusOwns
August 18th 2012


20 Comments


sup

NocteDominum
August 19th 2012


7218 Comments


Solid review man. Glad to be finally back and reading your stuff again. Good work

Havey
November 26th 2012


9977 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

yeee



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