ARA – Devourer Of Worlds (CD)
Ara play a wicked style of tech death metal, and they just come at you a thousand miles per hour running you over in their uncontrollable rage.
“Devourer Of Worlds” is furious, fast, deadly, and skillfully executed in its complex musicianship, which makes for an adventurous listen. From looking at their album cover of the planet earth being penetrated by a missile and going right through it, is totally awesome. Their album artwork definitely matches the frustrated and pissed-off guitar rhythms, earthquake generating drum work, and deep growls that’ll leave your hair on your head petrified with fear.
Ara is not that unique within their delivery of these high-energy burst of energy fueled songs, but they keep it interesting throughout the ten songs found here. They should be given credit for a tight performance on this album as well. These guys definitely know what they’re doing musically and song arrangement-wise, as their technical proficiency shines through. They break up the musical patterns here, and this also breaks up the monotony of songs becoming to repetitive in style.
If you must compare as to what “Devourer Of Worlds” is closest to, I would certainly say Morbid Angel’s “Gateways Of Annihilation” CD, Gorguts and early Cryptopsy. These three influences come across very strong within Ara’s technical execution and off the wall song structures.
The nice thing about this record is that it retains that old school death metal energy in their music with elements of modern touches of punishing heaviness.
Check it out and let your world burn beyond the confines of time, with “Devourer Of Worlds”. [Self-Financed] Sarjoo Devani