DEATH DESTRUCTION - II (Gain/Sony Music)
What I did discover about his band is the fact that these guys are from Sweden. Hendrik Danhage and Jonas Ekdhal used to be a member of Evergrey and Fredrik Larsson is someone we know from Hammerfall and Death Metal formation Crystal Age. Along with Tony Jelencovich (Tansport league, B-Thong) you might expect a new Heavy Metal sensation – mentioned as a style - but Death Destruction isn’t. Death Destruction can be a new sensation in the future but although three from the four members were active in important Heavy and Progressive Metal bands Death Destruction is way different in style, this is a brutal and groovy modern Metal band.
The fact that we have ultra experienced musicians in this formation makes the fact that we will probably soon discover these guys are ready to conquer the world. With this kind of music and with this particular album they are able to be enclosed by a big part of the modern Metal scène. I suppose this kind of music is especially wanted by the new generation and I expect Death Destruction will soon be a welcome guest on lots of big festivals. The experience, as I’ve said before, drips out of the speakers. Death Destruction easily knows how to compose Metal that leaves an impression behind. Death Construction offers music that is surely inspired by Pantera although Tony Jelencovich is responsible for the fact Death Construction sounds more brutal. His aggressive vocals are branding this band as a modern band.
Yet Death Destruction contains lots of melodic tunes that are hidden behind their brutality. They are not ‘brutal to be brutal’ but this band offers lots more. Each single track contains melodic lines and in combination with the groovy violence it proves that this is a very promising band. Tony Jelencovich is a great singer and as a matter of fact he contains a very nice clean voice, although he hardly uses it. Do you know he reminded me of, for example “Epilogue” to Mike Patton from Faith No More? But with his other voice he overwhelms the listener with cruel screaming and evil vocal lines. If he wouldn’t do it this way, death Destruction might have sounded as a whole other band…
The guitars are another interesting point because also on this specific issue you will soon hear how good this band really is. I was really impressed by Henrik Danhage in the past with Evergrey but I am amazed again with his golden fingers on this record. Nice riffing, superb grooves and he creates a very wall of sound. Bass and drums are heading on the same level, necessary on this kind of Metal!
These guys are smart enough to know the world isn’t waiting for another new ‘regular’ Heavy Metal band, nevertheless what band they’ve played in before. Therefore this kind of brutal metal, in a blender with some kind of Southern sound that also branded Pantera, is the ideal concept to become a big name in the scène. This ‘all-star’ band might become an important name in the future. A side project or not, Death Destruction is a band you will hear from! Check: http://www.deathdestruction.com .
My Points: 85 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish