1. The Promethean Promise
  2. Third Eye Starring
  3. Your Flesh, Your Curse
  4. A Cheating Progression
  5. Hour of Decadence
  6. Processed for Contamination
  7. Law of Reciprocity
  8. Two Days
  9. Crossroads
THE CLEANSING - Feeding the Inevitable

GENRE: Death metal
COUNTRY: Denmark
FORMAT: CD
LABEL: Deepsend Records
YEAR: 2011

RATING: 8/10
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: Deepsend Records

Feeding the Inevitable is the latest CD by the Danish band The Cleansing. It's the follow-up to 2009's Poisoned Legacy. The difference between the debut Poisoned Legacy and Feeding the Inevitable is not big. The music is death metal and of the more diverse type.

The riffs are thick and catchy. There are lots of interesting things going on in the music, both in terms of riffs, changes in pace and so on. I like that there is a solo or two in most of the songs. The solos add so much to the feel of the music.

But there are also riffs and parts that give the music somewhat of a bleak feel now and then, like on "Processed for Contamination" or "Third Eye Staring". "Processed for Contamination" is the most slow and murk song on the CD. Most of the music is moderate in terms of pace. The band does play fast when needed, but the Danes don't overdo it.

The song-writing is mature and it's obvious that the five-piece has put a lot of effort in the songs. There are no filler or boring elements to distract. The band has got its own style, but for obvious reasons I hear bits and pieces of Usipian, Corpus Mortale and Iniquity in the music.

Vocalist Toke Eld was missing on Poisoned Legacy. Martin Rosendahl did a great job on that CD, but it's nice to hear Toke on Feeding the Inevitable. His vocals fit the music just right. Former Iniquity vocalist/guitarist Mads Haarløv has joined the band as bassist. That however is not all that noticeable in the song-writing.

I wrote in my review of Poisoned Legacy that it was a convincing debut. Feeding the Inevitable is a convincing follow-up. It has all the things that make a great death metal CD, so go get it if you like diverse death metal.



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