Burning Skies – Desolation – Review

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Desolation (Lifeforce)
by Scott Hefflon

British death metal that could easily open for America’s Lamb of God or Germany’s Heaven Shall Burn. Just a ferocious slam of non-moronic metal. Lots of bellow, some screeching, and thrashy skipping amidst deathy flutter-picking and hardcore breakdowns. Not a lot of memorable riffs at first pass, but plenty of shred and howl and “I love this part” to sink your teeth into. Lots of dynamics and tones, just like there are a lot of rooms in hell. Lifeforce Records should be a name on all American metalhead’s lips.