Music Reviews

Determinism & DestruKction by Demetori

Overall Score: 9/10

Release Year: 2017
First full listen: 2017-8-23
Genre: Djent, Heavy Metal

What I Liked:
-"妖魔夜行 ~ Deterministic Chaos" (Track 3) made callbacks to "フォールオブフォール ~ The Door Into Summer" from their last album.
-You can't anticipate what's going to happen next
-"春色小径..." (Track 4) is much better than I exected to be, though apples and oranges from it's last iteration.

What I Disliked:
-Little to no memorable solos

First impression (crossfade):
Something about this rubs me the wrong way... this has the potential to be really good or one of the weaker Demetori albums.
It's hard to tell from a crossfade, but I didn't really like this crossfade. There were some good parts, but I think I might just be getting sick of Demetori's style after listening to them so much. Plus, they already did Spring Lane (Track 4), on their first album, and it doesn't seem to sound as good as it did back then. I suppose I'll just have to wait and see, but I don't have very high hopes, unfortunately.

After full listening:
W O W. I am blown away. I am so sorry for doubting him, but the Guitar God has restored my faith! This album was so much more than I expected it to be, and more. What can I even say. It is worth a listen, but it doesn't seem so have any really memorable solos like their other albums have, which is worth something, but I still can tell that I will probably be listening to this album for the rest of the summer at least. It really boils down to pure emotion/expression, more than any other album I've heard. it's not that their other albums feel processed, but this one doesn't feel like they were trying to compromise their sound for anything. Sure, some stuff was edited "in post", but that made them purely unique (from my perspective), and while their other albums were masterful metal albums, this album is something that I think only Demetori can truly pull off. Be prepared to be a little shocked..
Favourite track: I'll have to give a few more listens to figure that out, probably "星条旗のピエロ ~ The MadPiero Laughs" (Track 2)

1. 妖々夢 ~ The Woman Who Sold the Moon
2. 星条旗のピエロ ~ The MadPiero Laughs
3. 妖魔夜行 ~ Deterministic Chaos
4. 春色小径 ~ Rest In Peace, Saith The Lord.
5. ピュアヒューリーズ ~ Vengeance is Mine
Sources: Official website

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