Review Summary: Move along2 of 4 thought this review was well written
Much like most deathcore bands, Aversions Crown decided against showing any ounce of uniqueness or creativity in their debut. Opener sounds like every other tech deathcore song ever made, complete with “spacey” intro section and everyone’s favourite sweep and breakdown combo. It is evident from the outset what you’re in for, and it’s another grating and predictable deathcore record, albeit not as bad as most.
It makes one wonder about the writing process for these bands.
“What if... instead of building an intro that fits well with the song we just have like a mad brutal breakdown bro”
"Servitude" is more of the same in basically every regard, excepting maybe the obvious musical talent of the guitarists and drummer. Vocalist has fairly standard deathcore pipes, with the typical Bozeman wannabe lows (plenty of “ERRRERRRERR OIROIROI” sounds) and those awkward highs that have power and range but sound stupid.
The only thing saving this album from a lower rating is simply the fact that whilst this is fairly standard deathcore fare, it is executed to a rather high standard. Fans of this sound will likely enjoy this album for what it is, however those who have grown out of or aren’t fans of tech dxc will almost certainly turn their nose up.
The talent is there for this young band and there are a few parts that show promise (riffs are the “high” point), but again the desire for 95% of these bands to sound exactly the same removes any sense of interest or musical exploration and replaces it with a big fat “Ugh”.
-A few nice riffs
-Grating as ***