AFFLICTION GATE “Dying Alone”
“And then, I opened my rusted eyes, and death metal still was strong”. I’m glad to see this band growing in all aspects and everything about them points to become a new classic in French death metal scene.
Coming from south eastern France, these guys composed a highly respectable EP album with four tracks full of holocaustic guitar riffs and superlative vocal lines. This is incendiary death metal with strong roots in dark melodies and brutal elements, but the band has good taste and added a personal touch of morbidity and black atmospheres. All tracks deliver an honest perspective of the genre and a particular reinterpretation of what seems to be the old school from Stockholm. This is one of those EP’s that definitely deserves your attention if you are looking for new gems in European death metal. With vertiginous sections, crude guitar works, and painful (really painful) vocals, this is a headliner for the genre, coming from France these days. – Victor Varas