Dethroned Christ - Roots Of Ancient Evil

Dethroned Christ is a band out of Brazil, which formed in 1994. They've since released 4 albums: A demo in '95, a split album in '97, and a best of Compilation in 2007. This 2010 release is their first full length album and it's pretty good. Forming in 94, this band seemed to stagnate, in a good way, because this whole album could be taken straight from the late 80's, early 90's metal scene. There's alot of throwbacks to old Bathory, Sodom, ect. Also some thrash makes its way into a few songs, such as the track "Lycanthropy" you can really hear the old Sodom on this one.

Production value is pretty low, but it only adds to the atmohsphere here. There is quite a few hooks on this album, and overall the blend of guitars, vocals, and drums are well done. I can't find much to complain about with this release, but I also can't praise it too much simply because of lack of originality. It's both a blessing and a curse to have that old school throwback, because it's a bit nostalgic to hear it again, and it's always a pleasure for me to listen to this type of music, but there's really no new ground to break with this sound, it's been done many times before and much better. The album is worth a listen, but you may not end up doing more than that.

1. The Return
2. Lycanthropy
3. Death Squadrons
4. Dethroned Christ
5. Prophecy of Neferti
6. The Art Of War
7. Life After Death
8. Bael
9. Your Worst Nightmare (Instrumental)
Hammer Of Damnation
Reviewer: twansibon
Feb 22, 2011

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