Aratron – The Recovery (2013)


With the costs of professionally producing demo’s and releases getting lower by the day, we are glad that bands like Aratron can showcase their quality and have a powerful and lively sound on their demo’s. “The Recovery” is the band’s latest demo and it features five crushing tracks with a timeless Thrash infused Death Metal sound that is quite powerful and well crafted.

The starts leads with guns blazing on the song “The Recovery”, a very direct and brutal track that combines relentless riffing with excellent vocals. The band’s sound reminded us of early days Grave and similar Swedish DM outfits that rely on Thrash Metal foundations. “Imprisoned” keeps the album flowing with another dosage of solid riffs and very tight drumming. The band’s musicianship is quite good and they are not afraid to show it with their incisive tracks.

Our favorite track of the release is the devastating “Cause of Death” and its melodic guitars with crystal clear sounding drums. As we mentioned, the production on this track (and release in general) is quite solid and you can easily appreciate every detail behind the band’s powerful music. Things keep getting more interesting with “Staring Into Black” and its very dominating atmosphere. Keeping things simple, the band delivers excellent music with a very natural progression and an excellent old-school vibe.

Closing this release with the whirlwind “Thrashed”, the band leaves us wanting a lot more of their solid music. With a very promising sound and catchy vibe, Aratron delivers one of the best demos of 2013. If you like old-school Swedish DM from bands like Grave, Unleashed, etc. be sure to pick up a copy of this excellent release directly from the band.

Band: Aratron Album: The Recovery

Label: Self-Released

Release: March 2013

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Genre: Thrash/Death Metal

Country: Netherlands

Rating: 86/100

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