“Japanese Extreme Metal Art”by Deathroll
“Japanese Extreme Metal Art” by Deathroll is a frenzied and savage onslaught of black and heavy metal that will leave listeners dazed and exhilarated. Hailing from Fukushima, Japan, Deathroll create unique soundscapes and this album showcases the band’s mastery of their music and their ability to push further the boundaries of extreme metal.
Led by Kazu, the band’s mastermind, composer, guitarist, and vocalist, Deathroll creates dark and atmospheric music that also remains violent right from the opening track, “Lady Banks” which sets the stage for what is to come, with scorching riffs and thunderous drumming that immediately grabs the listeners’ attention.
The album truly takes off with “The grey life”, a behemoth of a track that stretches over 10 minutes. Deathroll showcases their technical prowess in this epic composition, seamlessly transitioning between blistering black metal sections and crushing heavy metal breakdowns. The atmospheric interludes of the track allow the listener to take a breath before the onslaught continues, leaving you both exhausted and resurrected in the end.
“Lost in confusion” and “The torture of lying” deliver intense and unrelenting aggression with their short yet impactful duration. These tracks showcase Deathroll’s ability to infuse their music with raw, primal energy and real passion leaving no room for complacency.
“False images of isolation and depravity” is a standout track that combines haunting melodies with bone-crushing heaviness. Clocking in at 4:32, this track is a whirlwind of sonic chaos, showcasing the band’s ability to seamlessly blend different elements of extreme metal into a cohesive and captivating experience.
The album reaches its peak with “The lion’s den”, a mesmerizing 7-minute journey through the darkest realms of metal. Deathroll’s ability to create an atmosphere of impending doom is at its finest here, with soaring guitar solos and punishing rhythms that plunge the listener into a trance-like state. This is the track that fully encapsulates the band’s vision of Japanese Extreme Metal Art.
In conclusion, Deathroll’s “Japanese Extreme Metal Art” is an album that demands attention from fans of extreme metal. All fans of black, death, thrash and heavy metal have something to like and enjoy here! With their technical proficiency, atmospheric prowess, and relentless energy, Deathroll has once again proven themselves to be a force to be reckoned with in the extreme metal scene. This album is a true testament to their dedication to the genre and their ability to create a sonic assault that leaves a lasting impact.