Pestillence are a band from the Netherlands that has a history that dates back to the 80's and has started out death/thrash then evolved into death metal and later on technical death metal and this is a review of their 2011 album "Doctrine" which was releasedby Mascot Records.
Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being used, while the bass playing sounds very strong and powerful with technical riffing and you can hear the instrument throughout the recording, as for the synths which are only utilized briefly they bring a dark sound to the music.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast technical death metal riffs that are rooted in the mid 90's and have somewhat of a thrash and groove metal feel, while the lead guitars are very technical and melodic sounding guitar solos.
Vocals are somewhat deep death metal growls but lack the power of their earlier albums and there are not as brutal as most medern day death metal bands in addition there are some ocassional Gregorian chants and spoken word passages, while the lyrics cover everyday themes with somewhat of an occutl edge, as for the production it has a very strong and powerful sound.
In my opinion while this is not as good as their earlier albums and some long time fans would be dissapointed this is still an decent album from Pestillence and they still have a good amount of talent. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Amgod" "Salvation" "Sinister" and "Malignant". RECEMMONDED.