“The Flesh Prevails”
Release Date: July 22 2014
Unique Leader Records
Known for atmospheric death metal,Fallujah has new creation at hand The Flesh Prevails. This album prevails your soul onto an out of body experience atmospheric journey as the album cover shows . Starlit Path starts off with a few strings are plucked, the atmospheric effects are at a minimum, and the listener gets an overall calming vibe. But this calming vibe is obliterated with rapid drumming from Andrew Baird and the heavy bass riffs from Robert Morey. The listener can then easily distinguish the vocals of Alex Hofmann breaking glass to move this track to another reality. And this reality encompasses a combination of harsh sounds with a blissful feeling.
Carved From Stone, is by far the catchiest one. The intro riffing automatically pulls the listener in; but the extremes Fallujah takes is what really draws the listener in. This song is completely unpredictable in the sense that it is filled with adrenaline-pumping vitality and soothing effects. You can feel aspect of this song throughout your body, which truly makes it unforgettable.
The Flesh Prevails an appeasing to nature that alone will keep the listener mesmerized. But what really stands out is how you can still hear the band’s dexterous musicianship, more specifically from guitarists Scott Carstairs and Brian James. The riffing isn’t technical or extravagant, rather ardent to capture the mood of the song. This passion persuades the listener, and will definitely be a favorite of the fans.
Levitation, is one of the most powerful on the album. The atmospheric intro quickly transcends into a destructive machine with swift drumming and a ravaging character. By far the most brutal on the album Last track on the album Chemical Cave, is one defined by subtlety, but still has an indescribable amount of potency to it. Everything gradually falls into place, but once it does the result is mind blowing. I personally feel the best work from guitars and drums is on this song. But still, nothing too strenuous so the album can come to a solacing end.
When you get the chance to listen to this, make sure to give it dedicated attention and enough time to give it more than one listen. Sure, it's got some aggression but there is more to them than that and should be appreciated. Fallujah have created the perfect package, heavily wrapped in destruction and elegance.
I'm giving Fallujah's The Flesh Prevails 4.5 of 5
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1. Starlit Path
2. Carved From Stone
3. The Night Reveals
4. The Flesh Prevails
6. Alone With You
9. Chemical Cave
Alex Hofmann – Vocals
Scott Carstairs – Guitars
Brian James- Guitars
Robert Morey – Bass
Andrew Baird – Drums