17 February 2017
Invasion is a new experience to me and what enters my ears is relentless quality death metal made in the US.
The lyrical and musical influences are World War II and it's cool how they use the samples in the music
It's been 6 years since their last album, since I haven't heard their previous works I can't compare this album to pre-releases though.
I have to admit that'Destroyer Of Mankind' executes brilliant with good melodies,killer riffs and nice samples in between and overall quality death metal, the only thing that worries me if it's going to be boring and/or montone throughout the album like many albums sadly do, and most of us want quality not just one good track.
As I have listened to the album a couple of times I don't have to worry about that anymore.
'Destroyer Of Mankind' is a rock solid album that runs through you like a bulldozer killing all enemies in it's way.
A very powerful aand crushing album in every way and I'm sure that even if it's early 2017 this album will be remembered for more than a year.
Absolutely worth cheking out if you're into pure but brutal death metal
Salute to Invasion for releasing 'Destroyer Of Mankind'
I would easily buy this record if I found and heard it in a recordstore to put it that way
This brutal and uncompromising release demonstrates INVASION’s vicious blitzkrieg and wages battle with new members Dan Klein (drums) and John Hehman (lead guitar), while main songwriter/lyricist/guitarist Peter Clemens continues his obsession with World War II. Peter had this to say about the band’s activities leading up to the recording of Destroyer of Mankind:
"It's been almost 6 years since ‘Orchestrated Kill Maneuver’ was released on Rotting Corpse Records, and it's been somewhat of a frustrating endeavor. We lost original drummer Dave ‘Ross’ Cady in early 2014 and had auditions for the vacancy, which led to more delays, but in the end we acquired Dan Klein (FIN/NOCTURNE) on drums and lead guitarist John Hehman (YEAR OF DESOLATION). Plus we teamed up with SEA OF TRANQUILLITY/SCREAMKING guitarist Ralphael Hernandez who played on the ‘Berserk Artillery Barrage’ CD from 2001, so things have been moving forward."
Asked about his switch from guitar to bass, Peter stated "I'm an average guitar player so I had no problem handing guitar duties to John Hehman. He's an excellent musician with a good ear, and teaming up with him to work on the new INVASION recordings was an obvious choice. John pretty much helped lay the groundwork for the recordings in his studio (Broken Toe/Bang Recordings) and things turned out great."
"From Above Merciless Death Now Rains On Your Fucking Parade"