Album Title: 
Drones Of The Awakening
Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Review Type: 

Drones Of The Awakening is the first Eyeconoclast-album with new vocalist Giuseppe Di Giorgio, whom you might know from his collaboration with Black Therapy. The Italians recorded this newest full length again at guitar player Stefano Morabito’s 16th Cellar Studio (think: Fleshgod Apocalypse, Murder Therapy, Nefertum, Inherit Disease, Hour Of Penance and many more), and since they did sign to Prosthetic, a decent worldwide distribution will be guaranteed.

Drones … brings almost fifty minutes of, you know, fast and furious, blast-up Tech-Death with a Thrash-edged attitude. Besides the Italian scene, I’m sure the Polish, American and, especially, the Swedish one have been of huge importance again during the writing and recording sessions, but as you know, there are a lot of Italian bands that sounds almost as convinced as many of their Swedish colleagues. There are references to the international Old School, but Eyeconoclast translate their aural terror with an organic touch of modernism, but without the addition of fake, programmed, artificial ornaments.

Nice are the melodious guitar lines that interweave the brutal rhythms and speed-up riffs; a proof of Italian intellect when it comes to this kind of eardrum-drilling sonics. And the production, clean and organic, yet absolutely not too well-polished or clinically safe, is another element that gives this album that something more. Unfortunately I am afraid there are too many comparable releases lately, so I would recommend this material to the Rich and Possessive…