The Faceless

Planetary Duality

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Duality is the operative word on this second release by technical death metal band the Faceless. The band sets up a spine-tingling tension between instrumental prowess ("The Ancient Covenant") and sheer brutality ("Coldly Calculated Design"), and when the band fires all guns the result is a complex and challenging listen that doesn’t stint on chaotic mayhem. Credit for the latter goes to vocalist Demon Carcass, whose voice suggests nothing less than full Satanic possession.

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