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Degenerate
Lost in Glass and Stone (2004)
Demo CD

Reviewed: 9/9/2004

Degenerate's first demo from 2003 was a nice, promising package of melodic yet punching metal. This second demo was recorded quite soon after the debut, but is a bit different affair generally. There's been no changes in line-up and it can be heard. All around tight performance from the band, who's partly been together for under a year only. Guitar duo of misters Mikael Ekstedt and Andreas Backa are like telepathically linked twins. However, this is not as melodic or positive-sounding as the debut (more like thanks to its opener 'Blinded'). Songs are longer than on the debut, but also have more stuff in them. Still they feel a tad too long at times. Generally, the music is more twisted now and therefore it didn't strike on first few listens. Nice lively riffing of the mid-paced title trac...

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