Invocator
Through The Flesh To The Soul


3.0
good

Review

by Dethtrasher USER (232 Reviews)
September 19th, 2006 | 14 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


After my first experience with the Danish thrash-metal band Artillery I wondered if there were more thrash-metal bands from Denmark, I looked for a while and I eventually found this band called Invocator. This band is not a unique band but it is not a completely overshadowed band either, this band plays retro-thrash, but you can also say that they are playing a progressive style of thrash-metal. Their album Weave The Apocalypse is considered to be their best effort yet, but with time the band started to fall apart, most because of disagreements among the band members and musical differences. There was a time when the band was standing still in their production but they released a new album, a comeback album and that album was called Through The Flesh To The Soul and was performed by a crew of four people. This band is a thrash-metal band but that does not have to mean that these guys plays old good fashion 80’s thrash, their sound is heavy and their material feels a bit futuristic, it does not sound like most of today’s thrash-metal bands. Crunchy and churning guitars and heavy accurate tempos are some of the traits that this album has to deliver.

I think that the positive things in this album is equally as many as the negative things. I guess we can look at the good things first, the things I found good about this album was the guitars to start with. Fast, technical and intensive triplet shredding and of course lots of other types of shredding are found in this album, this band has two guitarists and their overall performance is great. The overall guitar performance is more than great, rhythm sections and lead work is nearly flawless, but the coolest thing about the guitars is their mighty and crunchy overall sound which really shines in this album. A second thing I liked about this album was the overall song material, here you have slower and quite weird songs but then you have these massive, faster and catchier songs. And we have also the incredible Assassin cover called Abstract War, a completely flawless cover which is only included on the Japanese album version.

Unfortunately I did not like this album too much though, my reasons for not liking it were the vocals for once, and this is a clear case of love-or-hate vocals. Metal bands has a tendency to have sometimes very odd singers, horrible singers and sometimes very good singers, this singer is stuck in between I would say. I like to call these vocals for ‘’new-age vocals’’, I like to call them that way because the vocals sounds like bad a**, wannabe, high-school students, these vocals are perhaps somewhat unique but these are vocals that you don’t like first time you hear them. But this was not the only problem I found; a second thing was that some songs seemed to have serious problems with their song patterns. Some songs had awesome guitar work but when the drumming enters they nearly butcher the songs, every instrument has good flows but the drum patterns just don’t fit, making the songs into real turn-offs.

These were my reasons why I didn’t like this album so much. Imagine that you are going to open a Christmas present, it is hard on the outside and you start to get very excited, but when you open it you got these soft socks or shirts that you wished never existed. That’s the way I feel about this album, I was really happy when I got it but when I started to listen to it I started to dislike it more and more. But this was not a bad retro-thrash album oh no, this album had some really awesome songs. My personal recommendations would be the following songs: Writhe In Spit, Abstract War, Fire Cleanses All and Infatuated I Am. I think this album suits thrashers most of all, but if this made you interested don’t let me stop you from listening too it. I think that this was a good album but it had its flaws, the overall album rating will be a: 3/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Dethtrasher
September 19th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Haha, another band nobody has heard of :D

metallicaman8
September 19th 2006


4677 Comments


Nice work Deth.

/votes

Dethtrasher
September 20th 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

D@mn CanonInD, I got this strange feeling, it felt like... I DON'T CARE. Dessutom tyck ja att du ska bara hålla käft.

south_of_heaven 11
September 20th 2006


5438 Comments


CanonInD = Chan
Bad chan :angry:

Bron-Yr-Aur
September 21st 2006


4405 Comments


This review isn't very good. You describe everything well enough, but your writing skills are extremely choppy and you tend to reiterate yourself to the point where it just gets annoying.

CanonInD
September 21st 2006


359 Comments


[Quote=me, since it got deleted]this review was written with the grammar of a caveman[/Quote]
[Quote=Dethtrasher]D@mn CanonInD, I got this strange feeling, it felt like... I DON'T CARE.[/QUOTE]
fine by me. just keep writing bad reviews.


Zesty Mordant
September 21st 2006


1196 Comments


hey, could it possibly be because English isn't his/her first language?

CanonInD
September 21st 2006


359 Comments


possibly. shouldnt be writing english reviews if you dont know the language very well though.This Message Edited On 09.21.06

Zesty Mordant
September 21st 2006


1196 Comments


now that's just ridiculous. and besides:

possibly. shouldnt be writing english reviews if you dont know the language very well though.


you mean:

possibly, though you should not be writing reviews in English if you don't know the language very well.



CanonInD
September 21st 2006


359 Comments


hey you're on a roll. why dont you correct the reviewer's grammar too?

Zesty Mordant
September 21st 2006


1196 Comments


looks like you missed the point.This Message Edited On 09.21.06

Dethtrasher
September 22nd 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I come from a non-english speaking country, does Sweden ring a bell?

Dethtrasher
September 22nd 2006


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Anyway, I have made some changes. Excuse me but I have some caveman reviews to write.

bloc
June 4th 2012


35024 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is freakin' awesome



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