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Darkness By Oath - Fear Yourself
Every once in a while you get to review an album by a band unknown to you. Darkness By Oath is such a band. They recently released their new full length Fear Yourself and I thought I should give it a try after checking out some tunes on their MySpace. I’m glad I did.
Okay, so there’s no dudes with long blond hair on the back cover of this album. Still, I thought I was listening to a Swedish band until I did some research on the net and found out these bad ass dudes hail from Basque country. That’s right, sunny Spain brings forward a great metal act with Darkness By Oath.
We’re not singing happy tunes about Ibiza or Salou here, we’re playing some tight as fuck melodic death metal combined with grooving metalcore. A style that suits me damn fine. And probably many others as well. DBO isn’t the band to play much down-tempo music nor soft parts. DBO is the band to play fast forward grooving death metal with convincing screams, tight drumming and just enough bass drum attacks. Add catchy guitar work to it and you’ve got yourself quite a complete mix catchy enough to make you bounce along.
So, is Fear Yourself all that perfect then? Well, you might think that just a tad more variety on the album would do even better. But other than that, I think these Swedish sounding Españolos did a great job. Check it out while I give it another spin! Two thumbs up for Aritz Navarro and his men.
Darkness By Oath - Fear Yourself
78/1001Details Cyclone Empire
Released on Friday Mar 27th, 2009
Melodic Death Metal(core)

Writer @Boek on Thursday Jun 18th, 2009

Tags: #Darkness By Oath
Tracklisting 01. Fear Yourself
02. Pieces
03. My Own Mind
04. Kingdom of Denial
05. Echoes of Silence
06. Nothing To Say
07. Bleeding for My Sins
08. I Escape From
09. New Dawn
10. Solution in 9mm. (Bonus Track)
Line up Aritz Navarro - Vocals
Tristan Iniguez - Guitar
Diego Pineiro - Guitar
Gorka Otero - Bass
Asier Bilbao - Drums