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Darkane - Layers Of Lies (9/10) - Sweden - 2005

Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Playing time: 42:57
Band homepage: Darkane

Tracklist:

  1. Amnesia Of The Wildoerian Apocalypse
  2. Secondary Effects
  3. Organic Canvas
  4. Fading Dimensions
  5. Layers Of Lies >mp3
  6. Godforsaken Universe
  7. Klastrophobic Hibernation
  8. Vision Of Degradation
  9. Contaminated
  10. Maelstrom Crisis
  11. Decadent Messiah
  12. The Creation Insane
Darkane - Layers Of Lies

I have been salivating for a new disc from these guys for quite a while now and it's finally here. I really enjoyed the instrumental opener "Amnesia." because of its classical sound. It could be an arrangement used in a George Lucas flick. Towards the end, things begin to pick up and you think that perhaps this will be another melodic Thrash album. Oh hell no! Once "Second Effects" starts, your body hit's the brick wall. This shit is fast and aggressive as anything. Sure there are some melodies tossed in, but you will have to listen closely for them because chaos is in full effect here.

 

The wicked duo guitar work of Klas and Chris is full of rage and only get mellow during the solo. The dynamic rhythm section of Peter on drums is absolutely crazy and technical while Jorgen gets down and brutal with the bass and Andreas vocals are nothing short of explosive. I can't believe that he didn't blow out his chords. "Organic Canvas" gets out of control by being very complex. Some may dig it while others get confused. "Fading Dimensions" is way more accessible and easier to get into than the previous tracks all combined. The rhythms are cool and the solos are performed with feeling. "Decadent Messiah" proves to be a worthwhile instrumental that is not only accessible and free from filler, but it has a lot going on and it's so vibrant. It's not Thrashy as the other tracks, but it's damn good and short.

 

Once again, the Swedes have created an album that will blow your head clean off from start to finish and if you are a so called Thrash fan, then you better have this in your collection (Online February 9, 2006)

Joe Florez



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