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Martin Van Drunen and the elemental Doom/Death metal line-up 'Asphyx' are back. "Incoming death" follows the "Deathhammer" masterpiece of 2012 and features all the strengths of the outfit from the Netherlands. The output was mixed and mastered by mix board icon Dan Swanö.
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Musically, Incoming Death is a lot like any other Asphyx album, that is, no-frills old-school death metal with some doom influence, a couple of similarly primitive death/doom metal songs and van Drunen's trademark disgusting vocals that sound like he's being asphyxiated (pun definitely intended). However, this album doesn't sound like a carbon copy of any of the band's past efforts. It's got more doomy songs and has a lot of influence from Swedish death metal (not only in the guitar tone) and Bolt Thrower. Especially the two first songs remind me of Bolt Thrower, and the title track brings to mind Dismember and Unleashed's fast and punkish songs. The doomy songs have quite a lot of melody, especially "The Grand Denial", and "Wardroid" is basically a catchy doom metal track with a buzzy guitar tone and van Drunen's vocals. "Subterra Incognita" is the only slow song on Incoming Death that isn't very melodic, but then it's this kind of death/doom metal which is basically slow death metal with little doom influence, and I can't stand that sort of thing. There's also quite a lot of thrash influence in the faster songs, especially on "Wildland Fire", which is obviously heavily influenced by classic Slayer.
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