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The Call Of The Sea

The Call Of The Sea was originally self-released by the band in 1998 in cassette format, but 3 years later it finally got its first CD release spiced with three bonus tracks. It's also the second offering by this Estonian band, first one being only available as a cassette.

First we got a 3 minute intro, which leads straight to the Midnight Execution. Guitars fade in and vocalist starts delivering his ripping growls. Riffing is good, couple of nice leads, drums beat on the background and everything else is fine. Not so very original, but very listenable. Bitter Tears starts as a calm song, but changes fast to heavier, this time more melodic song. After two crunchy tracks, it's a bit surprising to hear more Gothenburg sounding piece. Before The Battle is a majestic interlude before the battle (Raise Your Sword) begins. The Sea: From Beyond is another interlude, this time surprisingly calm, while looking at the title.

Blowing Waves starts with more melody, but turns more aggressive maintaining the nice balance between melodic and aggressive parts. Dream serves as a peaceful outro before the bonus tracks begin. Screaming Agony is quite an aggressive song compared to the ones in original album. The last two ones are covers, Into The Convent from King Diamond and The Ocean from Led Zeppelin. Clean vocals on both covers don't sound that good, maybe another vocalist could have made the difference. Still, a recommendable album to all death metal fans.

Author: Marko
Zine: Overhook Music

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