Eschatonizer awakens immediately echoes in our memory from bands like Dimmu Borgir of the golden age and Limbonic Art; this symphonic element in Deathcode Society is merged with that dark vein typical of French bands, so Escatonizer is not just a repetition. It is difficult to say which are the best tracks: “NooS”, which opens up with polyphonies and evolves in the groove riff vaguely reminiscent of Death Cult Armageddon, or “Nails”, which ends with a slow and dramatic section, or “Seraphic Requiem”, with beautiful clean vocals . In general, the compositions of Deathcode Society are long but balanced with clever arrangements; synths and keyboards are not used excessively and the main work is done by the guitars. In this way, the music does not lose impact and remains straightforward. Here and there you may notice diminished chords, which suggests that the musicians are skilled, and they are actually, not only the guitarists, but also the rhythm section. The tracklist also includes a cover of Judas Priest, who are not certainly the most easy band to cover, but these guys perform perfectly also with this task. With this debut, Deathcode Society display attention to detail, capacity to compose and arrange their music accurately, and a professional approach: the production is also perfect.
In short, Eschatonizer is not an innovative album maybe, but it is crafted excellently, and will give the listener some 65 minutes pleasant listening experience. Do not miss it.
Eschatonizer was released on September 25 2015 on Osmose Productions.
Arnhwald: Vocals, Guitars, Songwriting
Text by Herjann