War Pos­ses­sion

DOOMED TO CHAOS

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Albums - OLIVIER BADIN

ME­MENTO MORI WAR-MON­GER­ING GREEKS BRING THEIR OWN AR­MA­MENTS TO THE BAT­TLE­FIELD War Pos­ses­sion are yet an­other band claim­ing to be dis­ci­ples of the old school and fo­cus­ing on the clas­sic death metal theme of war. Be­fore you yawn and re­turn to your Bolt Thrower col­lec­tion in de­spair, the black metal roots of some band­mem­bers, and a gui­tar player con­scripted from oc­cult death/black met­allers Em­brace Of Thorns, make a huge dif­fer­ence here. War Pos­ses­sion’s 2012 de­but EP, Through The Ages, was noth­ing to write home about, but Doomed To Chaos is far more ef­fec­tive. The re­sult is quite straight­for­ward, like Panzer cater­pil­lar tracks slowly grind­ing the bat­tle­field, but these Greek mer­ce­nar­ies have also re­tained their early bes­tial and prim­i­tive black/death vibe. Here, how­ever, the sound is more fo­cused and ef­fec­tive, en­hanced by a less screech-in­fested, more claus­tro­pho­bic mas­ter­ing job, man­ag­ing to ma­noeu­vre around the trib­ute-band pit­fall as a re­sult.

FOR FANS OF: BOLT THROWER, ANGELCORPSE, NA­PALM DEATH

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