Centuries Of Decay are a band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada that plays a very progressive and atmospheric form of death metal and this is a review of their self released and self titled 2017 album which will be released in August.
Ticking sounds and field recordings start off the album and after the intro clean playing is added onto the album and all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile melodic guitar leads and heavy riffs start to make their presence known along with some death metal growls.
A great amount of prog metal elements can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and melodic vocals are also used at times along with some aggressive screams and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and acoustic guitars are added on the closing track.
Centuries Of Decay plays a style of death metal that is very progressive sounding while also being atmospheric with more traditional instruments, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Centuries Of Decay are a very great sounding progressive and atmospheric death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Centuries Of Decay" "Odyssey" and "Demise". 8 out of 10.