Echelon are an international duo with Sweden's Rogga Johansson from Necrogod and Paganizer among many others and United Kingdom's Dave Ingrim better known for Bolt Thrower and Benediction and they play a very old school style of death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Indulgence Over Abstinence Behind The Obsidian Veil" which was released by Metal Inquisition Records.
A very heavy sound starts off the album along with some death metal growls a few seconds later and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90-93 era along with some melodies being utilized at times and the guitar solos and leads are also very melodic and the music is perfectly balanced between both U.K and Swedish styles of that era.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and none of the music has any modern sounds other than the production and the fast parts only use semi blast beats and the whole album also remains very heavy from beginning to ending of the recording with no clean and soft parts except for the last track brings in a brief use of spoken word parts and synths.
Echelon plays a style of death metal that is very straight forward and always remains heavy and sounds like a mixture of both the 2 members different styles, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Echelon are a very great sounding straight forward death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Adversary" "Cadre" and "The Impious Of The Perverse". 8 out of 10.