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   MEPHISTOPHELES
Death Unveiled
2003
Remedy Records
http://www.mephistopheles666.com


rating: 3/5

1. Cryosphere Trimension
2. From End To End
3. Far Beyond Redemption
4. Summon Primal Trinity
5. Stigmata (Seed Of Anti-     Babylon)
6. By Fiery Death Devoured
7. Intoxicate The Sun
8. Earthborn
9. Whispering Shadows (Bonus)
Unfortunately I don't know Mephistopheles' previous works so please bear with me that I cannot compare their fourth release "Death Unveiled" to any of their older records. According to the label's website their music is in the vein of Emperor and Dissection and I think they're not too wrong with that although the band is not Scandinavian but a German six-piece (which does not have to be a bad thing though). I'm not the biggest fan of black metal but "Death Unveiled" is ok for me. The band happily mixes black, thrash and death metal. The vocals are clearly black throughout the album, the riffs are thrash, the drumming is death ;) Having said that, one can expect blast beats as well as midtempo passages. The whole record is pretty aggressive but this does not mean it's not sort of melodic at the same time. That is not thanks to the keyboards though. The keys are not used too heavily but to support the cold and somber atmosphere and are only really present during the midtempo parts of the songs. In my opinion especially the guitar work is extremely melodic for this kind of music. The overall arrangements are rather complex and not too simple in regards of tempo changes but it's not bombastic either. To me it lacks some points that stand out and give the songs something to remember.

All in all this is by no means a bad record but it's nothing special either. Fans of the aforementioned genres will find something enjoyable on this album for sure. I should also mention that the band covered the track "Whispering Shadows" from Unanimated. I don't know if that track will be available on all formats of the album though.

submitted by Cora 02.03.2003

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