7 Horns 7 Eyes Throes of Absolution

7 Horns 7 Eyes Throes of Absolution
Well, I suppose this is djent-death, then? Sure, works for me. Death metal dudes wanting to check out Seattle, WA's 7 Horns 7 Eyes are going to have to get past that metalcore-sounding name, and that isn't going to be easy. But once the longhairs give them a chance, they'll most likely enjoy what they hear on this super-ambitious debut full-length. The Meshuggah riffs and moments are aplenty, but so are the doomy death parts and the progressive melodic death moments, which dominate the album. The production is ultra-slick and the vocals alternate between a forgettable death growl and forgettable screaming. Add in a great deal of really long songs and, yeah, it's a great to take in, and none of it is fun. But it's refreshing to hear death that isn't totally oppressive and progressive, that isn't totally alienating and melodic death, and that doesn't totally suck. Djent-death! (Century Media)