AGGREGATED ASSAULT!

Free Metal E-Mail









New Users Sign Up

Connect. Befriend. Follow.

Share |



Other swag here
metal rules swag



Devanic
Mask Installed
July 2005
Released: 2005, Self
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: MetalGeorge

Excellent Melodic Death Metal from Austria is what we have here with this self released eight tracker. Of course, influences from early In Flames are both prevalent and apparent, but it really doesn’t matter when the results are this enjoyable. Devanic have a handle on both the modern and old school way of thinking, combining a heavy sensibility with a rich, folk-inspired sense of melody.



Of course, there are still the natural kinks of being a new band to work out, such as song arrangements, but the overall result of MASK INSTALLED is quite accomplished for an act who have barely been in existence for a year (forming in 2004). Guitarists Nikolaus Vuckovic and Christian Novak work very well together, indulging in copious harmony runs and uplifting riff-wrangling, though the thin production quality hurts their overall impact. The solo work more than makes up for this, however, with some really tasty shred sections scattered throughout this disc’s half hour running time.



Vocalist Andreas Danzer possesses a decent enough voice for this style, though I think he will improve with time. His attempts at clean vocals are touch and go, but are subtle, and do not detract from any of the songs’ enjoyment. “I Am” is a particular standout track for the vocalist, his patterns driving along perfectly with the quicker pace of this tune.



Devanic’s MASK INSTALLED gets better and better with each successive listen, which should bode really well for the band’s future, once they hook a deal with a respectable record label. Much in the vein of Swedish act The Duskfall, I definitely see a lot of promise for these Austrian metal bastards, as they definitely possess the talent to stand alongside the next generation of Melodic Death metallers.
Track Listing

1. You Will See
2. Command Me
3. I Am
4. Reborn Again
5. The Empire of Light
6. Dimensions
7. Ignorance
8. Mask Installed

Lineup

Andreas Danzer-vocals
Nikolaus Vuckovic-lead guitars
Christian Novak-rhythm guitars
Peter Knall-bass
Michael Pawlowitsch-drums

Other reviews

» Mask Installed
by MetalGeorge


Next review: » Devastation - Devastation Complete 1987 -1989
Previous review: » Deus Ignotus - Procession of an Old Religion





Home | About Metal-Rules.com | Staff | Advertise With Us | Staff Openings | Donations

Content is © 2009-2012 Metal-Rules.com. All Rights Reserved.
Graphics by Hammerblaze studio.