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DETONATION
PORTALS TO UPHOBIA
THE END

Melodic death metal mongers Detonation’s latest release showcases a band that can dually whip up frenzy as well as they do a melody. On the Dutch quartet’s 10-track sojourn, a barbed wired vocal attack leads the charge of pummeling percussion, timeless twin guitar runs, and bombastic bass-driven rhythms on tracks like the In Flames versus Shadows Fall title track and the atmospherically technical, almost Swedish sounding “End of Sight, End of Fears”. Displaying a penchant for both fist-pumping anthems and darker, more intricate death metal posturing, PORTALS TO UPHOBIA isn’t anything earth shattering, but does a sufficient job providing some memorable melodic death metal a la At the Gates and Arch Enemy.
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- Mike SOS