Depresy - _A Grand Magnificence_
(Shindy / Immortal Souls, 1998)
by: Pedro Azevedo (
This is the first album from a Slovakian band ever to make its way to my CD player, and it turns out to be quite a good debut. Though it may be a fact that they seem very inspired by Hypocrisy and some other Swedish metal bands, Depresy simply sound good and have made a pleasant, honest and varied death metal album. Plenty of catchy riffs, well done fast sections, good vocals, and some doomy parts thrown in as well ensure a rather interesting debut. This album is composed of three new tracks, featuring some of the best material on the album, plus a cover of Hypocrisy's "Reincarnation" from _The Fourth Dimension_ (no surprise, really) and re-recorded older material, for a total of over 50 minutes. There are some weaker sections here and there in the older material, but Depresy keep the average quality high enough and also have some pretty remarkable moments.
(article published 7/8/1998)
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