Hailing from France, today we have Melo-death/Deathcore/Modern Metal outfit Master Crow and their sophomore release “Die for Humanity”. Delivering over 44 minutes of crushing music, the band nicely showcases their influences from bands like The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Death, Cynic and others in between. While not very original, the album is quite enjoyable since it features tons of powerful riffs and intricate tempo changes.
Led by vocalist Julien "Nutz" Deyres, the album opens with the strong “Die for Humanity”, a track which mixes melancholic melodic sections with a funky bass guitar line. The band continues their brutal onslaught with the more Deathcore/Modern Metal influences tracks “Down from the Sky” and “Road of Vice”. It is quite interesting how the band manages to blend old-school Melodic Death Metal elements with their more modern influences and still sound fresh.
Reminding us a bit of outfits like Obscura and Spawn of Possession, “Scream in the Night” and “Staind in Blood” features nice technical intricacies which make the song more appealing and engaging. The band’s uncanny ability to perfectly blend new and old elements within a mixture of crushing riffs and tempo changes, allows then to perfectly incorporate other genre elements seamlessly.
Overall, “Die for Humanity” is quite a solid second release from a very promising band. While the band’s sound is not extremely original, it is quite enjoyable and will leave the listener charmed with all the tempo changes and vocal styles. If you like a wide variety of Melodic Music and don’t mind modern elements, “Die For Humanity” is definitely an album to buy.
|Band: Master Crow
|Album: Die For Humanity
Release: December 15th, 2014
Genre: Melodic Death Metal / Deathcore