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Destroyer 666: To the Devil His Due

Land down under's own old timer extreme metal act needs no introduction. This is not a new album as such, but more of a compilation of sort. I would not call these greatest hits either, since it only unites the work of 7" vinyl releases that were out of print.

To the Devil His Due is more fan-oriented I believe, because the regular extreme music listener won't find much to rave about here. You won't find anything so good that you've never heard before on this compilation. In fact, most of the compositions are repetitive and the sound production is muddy; not helping in making this music enjoyable as such. You know though these are good musicians and the guitar players amongst you will be glad to hear all this crazy playing in the solos and juicy riffs. Tremolo picking leads are everywhere and conduct the show. The harsh vocals are the main voices; along with occasional wicked raspy growls and weird clean ones. There are a couple tracks standing out; mostly due to the proper production they were given. "The Sirens Call" is my overall favorite for its cool guitar work such as: juicy riffs and good solos. Runner up would be: "Through the Broken Pentagram" for just about the same reason and its choirs. For the hardcore fans, a couple tracks are pure extreme metal anthems like: "King of Kings" and "See you in Hell". Opening track has a crowd effects, but it might just be samplings. On one of the muddy songs, "Lord of the Wild", you can hear some ambient keyboards with some sort of ritualistic backing vocals.

So, the fans of Destroyer 666 be on the look-out for this compilation. The regular black/death metal fans can easily live without this one.

Track listing:
1- Satanic Speed Metal
2- The Sirens Call
3- King of Kings
4- Lord of the Wild
5- Ghost Dance
6- Taste the Poison
7- Levens Bloed
8- Through the Broken Pentagram
9- See You in Hell

Added: July 11th 2011
Reviewer: Denis Brunelle
Related Link: Hells Headbangers
Hits: 2010
Language: english

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