France’s The Walking Dead Orchestra takes the element of surprise incorporating death metal and deathcore with an improvised, destructive and slaughtered style for the band’s heaviest material to date. Resurrect is the latest addition that was released through Unique Leader Records and after giving the album couple of listens this is by far the band’s most crafted and symbolic albums they’ve done. From the old school death metal sounding atmosphere, to the more faithful, wild, personal and wonderfully made songwriting, they’ve established themselves to not only bring adrenaline and whirlwinds of blasphemous aggression but the amounts of brutality displayed is indeed a enjoyable experience. Resurrect The Scourge for example introduces drum beats, blazing intensity and the vocal work demonstrated provides variety with a bit of nice melodies to keep Resurrect a fresh intake to the album’s opening door.
Perhaps the best song on Resurrect would have to be Through The Realm Of Chaos adding a range of pummeling instrumentals, straight forward aggressive compositions and the setting itself does maintain a diversity to the music. Lyrically and musically they’ve outdone themselves to not only deliver such pure bliss to offer creative uniqueness to the album’s progression but this is a album that can be heard couple times to get a feeling where this band is going with the style they’ve created. The Walking Dead Orchestra’s Resurrect marked a new chapter and have emerged themselves to demonstrate that death metal and deathcore hold enough originality and presentation to keep listeners engaged.
Overall Score: 8.5/10
Review by Jake Butler