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Allegaeon - Damnum



8.3 | 317 votes |
Release date: 25 February 2022
Style: Technical death metal, Melodic death metal

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01. Bastards Of The Earth
02. Of Beasts And Worms
03. Into Embers
04. To Carry My Grief Through Torpor And Silence
05. Vermin
06. Called Home
07. Blight
08. The Dopamine Void Pt. I
09. The Dopamine Void Pt. II
10. Saturnine
11. In Mourning
12. Only Loss

Top 20 albums of 2022: 5

Line-up
Riley McShane - vocals
Michael Stancel - guitars
Greg Burgess - guitars
Jeff Saltzman - drums
Brandon Michael - bass

Guest musicians
Tommy Bonnevialle - piano

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.2
Damnum, according to the promo materials, is the first Allegaeon album on which all band members creatively collaborated. Evidently, some of the previously unheard voices are big fans of Swedish metal.

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published 24.02.2022 | Comments (6)

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18.04.2022 - 16:35
FYA
Destroyer
Damnum, this is good.
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24.05.2022 - 11:05
Rating: 7
Ball Fondlers

Written by dickkafa on 27.03.2022 at 18:48

Didn't like the clean vocal parts. This could be a 9 from me if there aren't any cleans

I really don't like the cleans either. I feel they are necessary and if done well it would have been great. But this guy annoys me. I'm not much of a fan of the growls either in most parts
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17.06.2022 - 04:15
jawharessence

This is a huge disappointment for me. It doesn't hold a candle to the two previous masterpieces they released.
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08.07.2022 - 15:07
Rating: 7
tintinb

The previous albums were really good. It's undoubted that this is a good album, the technical prowess of those instruments is unmatched. However none of the songs really stuck out for me. The memorability factor for this album is kinda low
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Leeches everywhere.
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01.08.2022 - 09:05
Rating: 9
ohmayhem

I've listened to the full album a few times but called home is on constant repeat. such a good fucking song. reminiscent of old opeth. between this and the new shape of despair for aoty currently
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01.08.2022 - 20:24
Rating: 8
musclassia

Written by ohmayhem on 01.08.2022 at 09:05

I've listened to the full album a few times but called home is on constant repeat. such a good fucking song. reminiscent of old opeth. between this and the new shape of despair for aoty currently


100% my favourite song on the album, it's got mad Opeth vibes
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25.08.2022 - 15:43
Rating: 6
Liafev

I’ve been a big Allegaeon fan for all their previous albums but this one doesn’t work at all for me for some reason .. Somehow it feels like it lacks memorable moments. Maybe because it has less of those melodeath influences and is more rooted in plain tech death, but it feels pretty boring and repetitive to me sadly. The production also feels quite flat compared to their older albums, I get ear fatigue from this mixing ..
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25.08.2022 - 16:26
Rating: 7
nonZero

Written by Liafev on 25.08.2022 at 15:43

I’ve been a big Allegaeon fan for all their previous albums but this one doesn’t work at all for me for some reason .. Somehow it feels like it lacks memorable moments. Maybe because it has less of those melodeath influences and is more rooted in plain tech death, but it feels pretty boring and repetitive to me sadly. The production also feels quite flat compared to their older albums, I get ear fatigue from this mixing ..

100% agree
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26.08.2022 - 00:12
Rating: 7
gavdann

I haven't revisted this album for months but tbh I've gone right off tech-death recently.

Perhaps the critics who say their albums are too long have a point. Sometimes less is indeed more.
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