“Way of Perdition” is a quality album that revealed the great potential that The Damnnation have to become one of the great bands in the Thrash/Death Metal scene. It showcased their ability to create beautiful melodic riffs and exciting percussion delivered with powerful brutal vocals.
Death Metal band The Damnnation released their debut studio album, “Way of Perdition”, a month ago.
With perspicuous influence from 80s Thrash Metal, “Way of Perdition” is an echo of the golden days of the veteran Metal sub-genres. The album is far from perfect, however, for a band formed in 2019 to show up in the extreme Metal scene with a powerful debut album that would definitely remind fans of elite bands is beyond impressive.
Of course, it’s beautiful when the leading track of the album contains some cinematic intro or orchestral sounds to set the mood right. However, simplicity can be as beautiful. “Way of Perdition” is beautiful in its straightforward approach when it comes to production. No cinematic intros, no low-pitched spoken words at the beginning, no attempts to stretch the stylistic boundaries, just 36 minutes of pure Death/Thrash Metal.
The Damnnation, however, managed to keep their music as exciting as it can be. The music itself carries a load of suspense into its mood. Tracks like “Way of Perdition” and “Grief of Death” can easily be placed into an epic movie score due to this factor. Slight differences in tempo, especially around the final quarter of the album, kept it from getting boring or monotone. The band did well in keeping the tracks “Rotten Soul” and “The Greed” towards the end of the record, as both songs have a dark and mysterious mood with an interchanging tempo and some gorgeous guitar solos and instrumental sections.
Vocalist, Renata Petrelli, gave a wonderful vocal performance throughout the album. I am usually not a big fan of albums where the vocals are exclusively growls, however, I did not mind that on “Way of Perdition” due to the simple reason that I was busy appreciating Petrelli’s earth-shattering growls to care about any change in technique or contrast. The lyrics she was singing are another muscle for the album. With deep lyrical themes and a vocalist perfectly transmitting the words across a field of majestic heavy music, it was easy to vibe with “Way of Perdition”.
“Way of Perdition” is a quality album that revealed the great potential that The Damnnation have to become one of the great bands in the Thrash/Death Metal scene. It showcased their ability to create beautiful melodic riffs and exciting percussion delivered with powerful brutal vocals. I personally enjoyed “Way of Perdition” and would recommend it to every Metal fan.
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