Flying under the radar in the heavy metal atmosphere is Toronto trio Demontage, and their current release on Shadow Kingdom Records The Principal Extinction. A first spin may find your ears in a musical conundrum. In terms of influences, Demontage is all over the metal map. You'll hear strong doses thrash and speed metal, black and death metal and, possibly, some slight doom metal references. I might even suggest their are some technical or progressive nuances as Demontage provides tempo and signatures changes throughout. Yet, fundamentally, the foundation is classic early 80's heavy metal. Add to this their mythic, despondent, and often harrowing medieval lyrics, and you have the makings of seminal metal. Their musicianship ripples with strength and determination. What Demontage lacks on The Principal Extinction are musical focus and cleaner production. But these are easily overlooked as tunes like Entourage of Demon Dances, The Principal Extinction, and A Thousand Dooms ripple and beguile with heavy metal assuredness. The Principal Extinction is a solid effort. If classic metal is your thing with bits of diversity from thrash, black and death metal, then you'll dig Demontage's latest work.
The Principal Extinction is a solid effort. If classic metal is your thing with bits of diversity from thrash, black and death metal, then you'll dig Demontage's latest work.
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