Review Summary: Despised Icon = Deathcore hope?
Deathcore is always a suspect style in terms of creativity and originality, making almost all the albums released by this style repetitive, weak and with a lack of innovation, leading us to listen about five songs then in a album with more of ten.But from the moment that a band escapes this rule almost standard style, we have to give a little attention to the quality of work from the beginning of his career. And when that band still innovates in such a positive way as to give us an album with so much quality in both instruments and in production, we can only deposit a drop of hope in one of the most generic styles of metal.
'' Beast '', is an example of a disk that style always expected, and that may depend on it to give new eyes to Deathcore. Even though it is not a masterpiece of style work, he flees most clichés and certainly deserves a certain respect. Obviously it is easy to establish the latest release of Despised Icon as important to the style when we see bands like Suicide Silence, Carnifex, Chelsea Grin years living in limbo music, bringing in materials to be forgotten.
Another point to be discussed is in relation to Alex Erian, one of the lead singers of the band that brings us a mid-range growl absurd technique. His work with the Obey The Brave is also relevant, and it is interesting to compare these two stylistic differences with the power of adaptation that Alex has for each of them. In addition, Steve Marois makes a nice brutal duet vocals with him, bringing the band to a level of respect in the Deathcore scene. Works on bass and guitar are very interesting and flexible so to speak, but the strong point of the album is deafening and fast battery of Alex Pelletier, which can be very well observed in '' The Aftermath '.
Perhaps the only disk weak point is the cover, which is follows a philosophy of bad produced covers and dubious inspiration for bands style. But that does not make much difference after the ears blasted by 29 minutes of rage that '' Beast '' has.
The disc is essential for music lovers that mix speed, weight, quality, innovation and creativity sound, and perhaps can now be placed as the best work of the band so far. '' Beast '' leaves us with a good impression and even a portion of hope to see new Deathcore discs that enrich the style and let generic bands in the shadow of it.
One Last Martini