Empire Of The Scourged Review

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Empire Of The Scourged

Transcend Into Oblivion”

2013

Empire Of The Scourged  - Transcend Into Oblivion

I am all for trying something new. I have nothing against keyboards/synth as a rule. But when your keyboards and synthesizers sound like they were lifted from Vangelis or Tangerine Dream you have me at a loss. If I had to listen to New Wave at any point in my life I would most likely be in prison right now. Fill in the crimes with your own imagination. Fortunately not the entire Demo is just keyboard bombardment. I can honestly say that A Scarred Horizon is an awesome track.

 

Empire Of The Scourged if separated from the synth industrial sound would be a Death Metal band complete with growling somewhat guttural vocals. Fuzzy guitar tones and straight forward power chord rhythms. 

 

I can see after reading some of the reviews that this effort at trying something different can be appealing. I have no doubt that there are those who will love this. It just doesn’t work because the keyboards/synth  here are not inspired with a creative new sound or style. Neither were they way back when Eddie Van Halen added them to their sound, they were right out of the box keyboards. I would reject also the description as avant garde fore these reasons as well.

 

Maybe this will grow on me, I am one who is always willing to empathize and evolve my ideas and opinions.

 

 

Tracklist:

1. Der Wanderer uber dem Nebelsee

2. Hollow Machinations of the Foul Spirited

3. Trapped in This Massive Process

4. Foul Machinations of a Hollow Spirit

5. A Scarred Horizon



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Members:

PR – Bass/Clean Vocals

AW – Drums/Synths/Add. Vocals

RP – Guitars

FP – Synths/Add. Vocals

RM – Vocals

LV – Guitars/Synths

 

 

Rating: 6 out or 10

~Alaric Hannibal Barca

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