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Quality death metal ala Carcass - 72%

PainMiseryDeath, June 1st, 2004

Eternity: The Weeping Horizons, is Golem's first full length, and it is simply an awesome death metal album that seems to be overlooked. While Golem offers absolutely nothing new for death metal, the quality of all the content on this cd is terrific. However, if you happen to be someone who doesn't at all enjoy Necroticism era Carcass, you may as well not bother reading the rest of this review because Golem wear their Carcass influence on their sleeves. To put it blunty, pass this cd by if you hate Carcass. Read on (or just skip to the last paragraph) if that doesn't apply to you.

The atmostphere, riffs, song structures, all reek of Carcass (my attempt at a pun there), even the guitar and drum sound aren't that far off. They aren't downright ripping Carcass off, but the similarity is there. One of the vocal styles employed on this album is a higher pitched sort of death growl that astonishingly sounds like Carcass. The other vocals style is a much lower growling roar that brings to mind the vocals in Morbid Angel. The songs vary from mid paced to fast, and even though the riffs do put to mind those of Carcass, they are interestingly technical and very enjoyable. The musicians are adept on their respective instruments, and Dawn Swanö has engineered this cd at Unisound studio, so yes, the prodcution is first class.

I really don't have anywhere else to take this review, without mentioning Carcass a few dozen more times. Take my word for it though, the resemblance to Carcass isn't important here. This cd is plainly awesome death metal, so if you come across it, buy it! It's a great listen from start to finish.