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An Epic Defiance [VINYL] [Limited Edition]

Detonation Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (15 Dec 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Osmose
  • ASIN: B00017K05W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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By Hedon
Format:Audio CD
When i think of Holland i think of ridiculous british tourists indulging in 'relaxed' drug laws and Harr Enfeild comedy sketches. But finally a band has come along that has changed my opinion of the country forever. Detonation are indeed a melodic death metal band, but before you think 'not another Gothenburg wannabe' i can confirm that they are anything but that. Yes, i'm sure they would site our old favourites Dark Tranquillity and At the Gates as influences, but bands like Death, Slayer, Death Angel, Kreator, Megadeth, and possibly even Dream Theatre come to mind when bangning along to this baby.

The thing about 'An Epic Defiance' that sends me into a metallic uphoria every time i listen to it is just the fact that, like many of the best albums, everything just seems to 'work' and fit perfectly into place. The first thing that really caught my attention was the phenomenal guitar playing. It doesn't take a savage intellect to detect many of Detonations cheif influences (especially Dark Tranquillity's 'The Minds I'), but these flying-dutchmen have taken the sounds of their idols and crafted one of their very own, which is at the same time furious and powerful but also elegent and magestic. Yup, the ol' Gothenburg elements are worn on the sleeve and there's no shame in that, but Detonation have their own take on the proceedings - they don't just beat the crap out of minor pentatonic and aoelian scales - in between the thrashing mayhem we find a lot of very spacey melodies with a big hint of prog rock. This prog factor is also refelcted in the songwriting, where lots of technical riffing and rather complex structures abound. I can also hear much classic heavy metal, the odd scent of black metal and a huge slice of technical trash (think German school) thrown into the pie.
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