Doomsday X is the sound of Malevolent Creation revisiting The
Fine Art of Murder and Stillborn. It's obvious that the band is
not on a mission to reinvent themselves all over again as the songs are
much cut after the same drafts used on the abovementioned albums. The
patented Malevolent Creation sound is intact, but the magic is difficult
to notice. Most of the characteristics are here and the band do know how
to play it brutal, but most of the songs tend to primarily be fixed on
mid-tempo sections many of which have a somewhat thrashy vibe to them.
There's not anything new in Malevolent Creation trying this, but it just
feels less captivating this time. This is probably also why a lot of the
songs have a tendency to stay rather anonymous. The versatility that made
The Ten Commandments, Retribution and The Will to
Kill so great is missing. The Americans do show signs of greatness in
tracks like "Strength in Numbers", "Unleash Hell" and "Bio-Terror", but it
never becomes convincing and Doomsday X ends up being just
another run-of-the-mill death metal album.