MetalBite Review by JD on 3/11/2011
Denmark has brought out many bands that have been more than just amazing, none as so amazing as the band known as Mercenary
. They have been one of the leading Melodic Death Metal bands around. Albums like the powerfully written "11 Dreams"
and the explosive "The Hours That Remain"
are benchmarks in their career. Now with the release of "Metamorphosis"
- it is an apt title for how the band has battled back from losing a few members, upheavals galore and a time away to reflect on things.
Ten gigantic songs prove that the band has fully returned, and is now better than ever. From the growing and shifting fury of 'Through The Eyes Of The Devil' right through to the stellar bonus track 'Incorporate Your Demons' - one solid reality goes through every track this CD has. This is exactly the way Death Metal is suppose to be done. Each song is crafted with brilliance, having melody playing with heaviness, while propelling them to their next evolution stage.
Changes in line ups and internal troubles that happen in a groups day to day operation can spell a bandís death. I was glad that did not happen to Mercenary
. They were always a band that was head and shoulders over most of the competition... now they are standing on their bloody carcasses in victory. Mercenary
have turned the corner, coming out of the shadows of the unknown factors in their lives and have become the band that they have had the capability to be all along. World domination will follow, I guess.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 9.3 out of 10