Shadow of Intent - Elegy
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Based on 12 ratings
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January 14, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Blood Blast / Label
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MickyT
70

Shadow of Intent pull through with a really slick and ambitious collection of Deathcore tracks on 'Elegy'. Musically and production wise 'Elegy' sounds stellar, the band attempt to go for a sound that maintains the heavy and thunderous edge we expect in a Deathcore project but with the additional bits of symphonic instrumentation they set up an atmosphere and a sound that's massive, and that lends itself incredibly well to a majority of the tracks. Admittedly the vocals can be fairly ... read more

MaceBlade42
87

2022 Reviews:

I really like the overall instrumentation and symphonics on here, which come across as more accessible than their previous projects. Some riffs hooked me in more than others. This is definitely a favorite from this year and I'm still unsure if I like this more than their last album. I'll come back to this often, but I think my score is close to final.

Rank 1st / 9

MatchstickMan
70

This is a fairly cool album, but i'm just not a fan of deeper screams in this amount (i usually prefer it as an accent, not the entire song). Setting aside my personal bias in vocal preferences, there's a lot of really fantastic instrumental and musicality going on, as to be expected from most any metal band these days. Ignoring the "tone" of the vocals, they're fairly well articulated and come through very well instead of being just simply guttural grunts instead of actual words ... read more

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Track List

  1. Farewell
  2. Saurian King
  3. The Coming Fire
  4. Of Fury
  5. Intensified Genocide
  6. Life of Exile
  7. Where Millions Have Come to Die
  8. From Ruin... We Rise
  9. Blood in the Sands of Time
  10. Reconquest
  11. Elegy I: Adapt
  12. Elegy II: Devise
  13. Elegy III: Overcome
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Added on: October 2, 2021