Deimler’s newest release, untitled “A Thousand Suns” is a trip back into the early 90s with a tone comparable to what was done back then using a MetalZone pedal, and the Spanish formation does it with a lot of melancholic melodies.
The record is a 40 minutes long vulgar display of old school melodic death metal, in its purest and rawest of forms, brilliantly mashing up tasty melodies, deep grunts and heavy relentless drum beats. A very balanced work, which doesn’t leave you indifferent, and reminds you a lot of death metal’s early bright days, embellishing each heavy (and catchy) riff with an epic melody that triggers the emotion that’s best suited for the song.
Production-wise, it’s nothing unexpected considering that the musical style is deeply rooted in tradition, henceforth making it a very simple, yet efficient production, where every instrument breathes its fair share. The record is very respectable, not taking risks but not disappointing either, perfect for when you get nostalgic and miss the Swedish Death Metal scene.
Release Year: 2021
Label: Xtreem Music
Reviewed by Oussama EL OUADIE