Thursday, December 11, 2014

seeking the throne of "extreme metal": Sidious (U.K.): Revealed in Profane Splendour

Sidious (U.K.): Revealed in Profane Splendour
Sidious has a simple plan: conquest of the “extreme metal” world. The winner takes it all and Sidious is out to be the winner of the competition. The benchmark that the band has set for itself seems to be the major successes of “extreme metal,” such as Dimmu Borgir’s “Death Cult Armageddon” (2003) and Behemoth’s “Demigod” (2004). You know, the albums that made waves. Perhaps more accurately, Sidious is “modern, glossy symphonic extreme metal,” with growled vocals and blasting speed, but balanced out with some melodic singing or slower, atmospheric moments. Sidious is meant to be fast and heavy, grandiose and “brutal,” but also memorable. This band wants the audience, especially the modern death metal and modern black metal public to get into the music. Sidious wants it all: the big production, the perfect sound, the heavy songs and the melodic parts, too; and they want you. Sidious is the definition of “extreme metal” in 2014. They had an EP in 2013, and now they have arrived with the album, demonstrating that they are ready to take all the chips and to leave the losers with nothing. Recommended to followers of Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth and similar sounds.
SIDIOUS "Obscenity Ov Old"
SIDIOUS "Revealed in Profane Splendour"

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