Released: 2010, Self-released
Reviewer: Luxi Lahtinen
Freedomination is a young 4-piece metal band from Vantaa (only formed in 2008), Finland, that claims to stay away from certain categories of metal music, doing whatever feels right for them to do within metal music generally speaking. With their 1st real 6-track demo, titled MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, these young lads prove to be kinda talented bunch - churning out sort of mixture of speed, thrash and NWOBHM with a punky feel that seems to offer more lethal bullets than one might expect, keeping in mind this demo is only their official first outing thus far.
The true strength of Freedomination lies upon thought-out song structures in which the guitars´ role is unquestionable. Most of the time the riffs - and the solos rip the place apart by their strong presentation on the demo, and especially the solo work seems to owe a fair nod toward the similar style of Jeff Waters. Other than that, it´s not only the riff/solo department that gets some well-earned credit for piercing through the ears like hot and sharp nails, but also the fact how well each song on this demo obviously stands out on its own, having a necessary amount of all that what it takes to offer a decently written song for the listeners (only if the vocals weren't that monotonous).
From a mid-paced heavy roller "Doctorines of Hate" (which is probably the most Annihilator-influenced track on this release) to the viciously raging steamroller "Roundhouse Kick", Freedomination shows its all colours to metal fans, serving strongly guitar-driven metal fans somewhat equally - and surely giving people something worth their money.
Truly mission accomplished, you young lads in Freedomination. Good work all-around.