almost done with my attempt to get all the 2018 releases off of my to-blog-pile. with the new album of pestilence i had problems from the get go. i was digging the re-issues of their classic first four records a lot and still listen to them occasionally. after their break-up in the mid-nineties they returned in 2009 and sixteen years between "spheres" and "resurrection macabre" changed the band, indeed. not only the personnel but the music as well.
i listened to a few bits of "resurrection macabre" and it didn't really set me ablaze. so i didn't even bother with the other post reunion records. when "hadeon" was announced i also tried my ears on the singles "multi-dimensional" and "non physical existent". these were cooler but not fully convincing as well. i dropped the idea of getting the record. then came my new weakness for cassette tapes and the option to buy it from nuclear blast with my recent order.
eight bucks seemed fair and here we are with "hadeon" on tape. musically this is solid technical death metal with a hint of the ingenuity of the old days. when i feel like listen to pestilence i certainly reach for their old stuff but this album won't just collect dust either. it is too good for that. the transfer of the artwork into the tape format worked quite good and the sound quality is good throughout. a shame there are no lyrics printed in the j-card. 300 copies made. hammerheart records. 2018.