Review Summary: Boring and uninspired, Edict of the Antichrist Elect is just a generic death metal release.2 of 2 thought this review was well written
Death metal is a genre needing no introduction. Famed for its brutality, the eardrum-pummeling sonic intensity is renowned, and when done right, effectively conjures up horrific images of torment and misery. However, done poorly, it can simply become plodding, and an experience that simply leads to boredom. This is evident with Edict of the Antichrist Elect. Highly uninspired, Perdition Temple's release offers little that hasn't already been done more effectively elsewhere.
The typical death metal elements can be found in abundance on this release. Fierce blast beats, anguished death growls, tremolo-picked riffs, they're all present. However, they are all too similar to one another for any to leave a long-lasting impression. Rather than throw in variety, Edict of the Antichrist Elect suffers from homogenization, which leads the album to become a tiresome listen. Single songs may be passable, but due to the similarity, the release on the whole does not hold up effectively. Another issue is that the performances are not always spot on. Even if one were to convince themselves that the riffs present are not mindless tremolo picking, or simply generic death metal riffs, the drum performance often loses time with the rest of the band. This leads the entire release to seem somewhat sloppy and unappealing on the whole.
To someone uninitiated with the death metal genre, Edict of the Antichrist Elect is a lackluster introduction. Bland and forgettable, the entirety of the album simply blends together, and is overall too lacking to be considered anything worthy of note.