Monday, June 25, 2018

DE PROFUNDIS - The Blinding Light Of Faith review

DE PROFUNDIS - The Blinding Light Of Faith 

Transcending Obscurity Records

I don't think I've ever said this before but here's an English death metal act that can push the tech element plus has a melodic touch and still stays ruthless throughout. Oh yeah this is not the DE PROFUNDIS I remember from 2010 with their A Bleak Reflection full length. Back then they were progressive death doom. This my friends is a whole new animal.

For those of you who don't know this English act started out back in the mid 2000's as a death doom act which was not into following the path of their nation's premiere death doom acts. I reviewed their second full length A Bleak Reflection in 2010 and liked it. So when did this overwhelming change come about I don't know. The band has released two more full lengths, an EP as well as a compilation since then. 

So now we have this new one and once again DE PROFUNDIS are following their own path instead of their peers. They follow the melodic death metal template then add some tech death edge courtesy of guitarist Paul Nazarkardeh who must be the one nailing those solos. He joined in 2013 and definitely defines himself as a cutter while slicing throughout the melodies. I'd also like to mention how new drummer Tom Atherton (who came aboard in 2014) adds to the excitement. The guy is a fuckin monster.

All in all The Blinding Light Of Faith a brilliant piece of work. The vocals are perfect in that deep dark harsh throat-ed style. The band also adds a touch of blackened fury which is cool. I don't know about their jazz experiments but it's so short one could overlook it. Basically DE PROFUNDIS have created something that is an attention getter. You're not going to be folding laundry or playing video games to this because it demands full attention. This is modern death metal done right.

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