Anmeldt av Matt Coe
(SG Records, 2011)

Karakter: 2/6

Portuguese heavy metal band with a boatload of modern influences on this third album “Illusions”. When the vocalist sings clean, he has a sultry, bluesy overtone on “Of Illusions We Will Die” and then incorporates this with the Phil Anselmo sneer and savage screams on “You Are Really A Man”. Musically Haven Denied have more in common with Godsmack and Lamb Of God than they do anything closer to the thrash style described in their bio sheet. The double bass tone on “Illusions” appears to be the work of any number of computer samples - and overall these 10 songs just made me yawn over their ambition to be Americanized without really delivering anything new or interesting to the table.

Enough guitar squeals to irritate anyone over 40, Haven Denied need to go back to the drawing board.


Andre omtaler:

28.10.2016: SUMERLANDS - Sumerlands
28.10.2016: ICHABOD KRANE - Beyond Eternity
27.10.2016: HAIL SPIRIT NOIR - Mayhem in Blue
26.10.2016: FETID ZOMBIE - Epicedia
25.10.2016: AGATUS - The Eternalist
24.10.2016: TYGERS OF PAN TANG - Tygers of Pan Tang
23.10.2016: ANCIIENTS - Voice of the Void
22.10.2016: DARKNESS - The Gasoline Solution
22.10.2016: MADDER MORTEM - Red in Tooth and Claw
21.10.2016: SLEGEST - Vidsyn
20.10.2016: TO CAST A SHADOW - Winter’s Embrace
20.10.2016: DECOMPOSED - Wither
19.10.2016: THEATRES DES VAMPIRES - Candyland
18.10.2016: SACRED STEEL - Heavy Metal Sacrifice
17.10.2016: MORKOBOT - Gorgo
16.10.2016: PG.LOST - Versus
15.10.2016: CROBOT - Welcome to Fat City
14.10.2016: LYNAM - Halfway to Hell
14.10.2016: OBITUARY - Ten Thousand Ways to Die
13.10.2016: INSOMNIUM - Winter’s Gate