After a few seconds of a brief and not that interesting intro called “Lentum Mortiis” that addresses to the legendary albums of Angel Dust “Celestial Deconstruction” bursts with a minimalistic and organic guitar riffing that addresses to Ministry’s “Jesus Built My Hot Rod” triumphal march with “Blood of the Serpent.” The music in here follows this patern of being tight and minimalistic with very few notes but notes with lots of effect. “Celestial Deconstruction” has a martial cadence that is reinforced by the visceral vocals and the economic guitars in terms of notes. Well, simple is always better. That could be Doldrey’s motto. My dear child of the night will find some Venom in the tracks or even Destruction early days. The chorus of “Destructive Security Command” is the thing that made me remind Destruction’s influences. So, as it was usual, hardcore minimal and tight cadenced riffing is one of the biggest influences to be noted here as most of the 1980s Extreme Metal that influenced Doldrey.
Early Extreme Metal fans will appreciate “Celestial Deconstruction” a lot not only because of its hunger for blood but also for its almost martial cadence. Doldrey took a lot of care to have all the tracks connected by a strong personality. Because of this, the album is a bit monolithic with very few changes in tempo and instrumentations. As I always say where some see downs I see ups. I see lots of personality in a band that opts for having their unique sound no matter what. After all, this is one of the things that makes Metal music so strong. Thidesire of keeping the faith no matter what. It’s so great to listen to the famous and almost mandatory breaks as in “Seed of Desire” direct from the 1980s. By the way, there are almost no guitar solos in the album. Just pure hate and thirsty of blood. The aforementioned track is one of them. To some extent, “Celestial Deconstruction” is very clean with no keyboards or other sugaring traits. “Celestial Deconstruction” is pure Extreme Metal filthy.
This album showcases how influent Hardcore was to Extreme Metal. To some extent, Doldrey would be considered a Crossover band in the 1980s. I don’t rule out this idea regarding to everything I heard in the album. “Celestial Deconstruction” maintained the Hardcore hatred adding Metal musicianship. Not to the weak of heart, if know what I’m saying.
Doldrey “Celestial Deconstruction” will be released on August 19th via Pulverised Records.
- Lentum Mortiis
- Blood of the Serpent
- Endless Torment
- Seed of Desire
- Celestial Deconstruction
- Age of Extinction
- Harmonic Divergence
- Marked for Death
- Destructive Security Command
- Fall of Doldrey
Watch “Endless Torment” official video here: