UPON THOSE DYING – “DELUSIONS” ALBUM REVIEW (2017)

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FOR FANS OF: BLACK TONGUE, HEART OF A COWARD, THY ART IS MURDER

RATING: ★★★★✰

I’m going to cut to the chase with this one.

Upon Those Dying are everything that is right with modern Deathcore and their recent release ‘Delusions’ is one which is bound to earn the Cardiff based outfit well deserved recognition as a serious contender in the metal community.

Delusions is a stunning piece from start to finish, reminiscent of bands already dominating the metal scene like Thy Art is Murder and Black Tongue. There is a captivating energy in songs like ‘Backstabber’ that will leave you with a sore neck, mind-numbingly heavy breakdowns like in ‘Savage’, all of which are fused flawlessly with simplistic lead layers that seem to linger hauntingly somewhere in the background. Nothing is overdone, overworked or out of place which is a rarity in extreme or niche genres like Deathcore.

From my very first listen I realized that no matter how much UTD seem to ace a particular song, they continue to top it time and time again as you continue working through the album. So if you haven’t already, I strongly urge you to take a listen. Upon Those Dying are ones to keep an eye on, exciting things are on the horizon for these guys, guaranteed.

RECOMMENDED TRACKS:

‘Disgraced’

‘Ambience (Feat. Phillip Cross [Continents])’

‘Vague Memories’

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