INCANTATION - Vanquish in Vengeance
GENRE: Death metal
LABEL: Listenable Records
YEAR: November 26th, 2012
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: Listenable Records
Vanquish in Vengeance is exactly what you'd expect from the American four-piece. The music is typical Incantation, but when that is said it's actually also among the Americans strongest efforts to date. The music is dark and bleak. In a way it often reminds me a bit of Diabolical Conquest.
The band blends death metal with lots of doom. There's a good mix of fast and slow. The result is music that is diverse and interesting. I've always liked the music of John McEntee & Co, but it can be a bit difficult to digest now and then, but that is a little different on Vanquish in Vengeance.
The music is the most catchy the band has written so far. I think "Ascend into the Eternal", "Transcend into Absolute Dissolution", "Profound Loathing" and "Haruspex" all display that well. Another thing I like a lot is the solos. The solos fit the setting of the music and add a lot to the already eerie feel that the songs have.
As always the band used Mars Recording Compound and engineer Bill Korecky. The result is as usual a dark and unpolished production. It's just the way it should be and it fits the music spot on.
Vanquish in Vengeance is perhaps the bands best effort so for. It's definitely in the top three. So if you're a fan of Incantation or blasphemous death metal in general then there's no way you can avoid Vanquish in Vengeance.