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Mercenary
Through Our Darkest Days
July 2013
Released: 2013, NoiseArt Records (Europe/Russia) Prosthetic Records (US/Canada)
Rating: 2.0/5
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Mercenary; from Denmark have completely passed me by over the years. That’s twenty two years without ever having crossed my radar. I’m not sure I even know anyone who listens to them, but presented here is a well polished album, clearly by a bunch of pros.



I think this album would be loved by a few, and possibly forgotten by the rest. There’s nothing exactly which sets it apart. I’m reminded of Killswitch Engage and newer In Flames and things like that. I realise this review isn’t exactly impartial, I am however very tired and not particularly in the mood to be overly kind or descriptive.



As I haven’t heard any of their previous material for whatever reason, I have nothing to compare it to. ‘Welcome to the Sickness’ has some heaviness about it, but as there are no tracks on this album I actually like, you shall have to make your own mind up.



Who listens to this stuff? Jesus, there’s some vacuous metal around. Not a single emotion was stirred whilst listening to this album. I’m gonna go back to living in complete ignorance of Denmark’s Mercenary and leave them to people who care more than I.



Review by Kevin Griffiths
Track Listing

01 A New Dawn
02 Welcome To Sickness
03 Through Our Darkest Days
04 Dreamstate Machine
05 A Moment Of Clarity
06 Beyond This Night
07 Starving Eyes
08 Generation Hate
09 Forever The Unknown
10 Holding On To Serenity

Lineup

Jakob Mølbjerg - Guitar
Martin Buus - Guitar
René Pedersen – Bass
Morten Løwe - Drums


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