Desert Of Shattered Hopes

Somewhat atmospheric death metal. Heavy, but not the typical "brutal" American death metal. The production on this disc is pretty cool. It sounds like it was recorded in a concert hall - expansive. All musicians are talented and there is also some skilled leadwork on here, but it is not annoyingly flashy - reminds me, oddly enough, of No Place For Disgrace-era Flotsam & Jetsam. I'm trying to compare them to somebody, but I'm having a hard time, so that must be good. I want to say that they are a mix of early Brazilian death metal and pre-Human era Death . . yea, I think that kinda works.

2000 j. mcintyre