Dead Exaltation is a technical/progressive death metal band from India, an extreme metal band that doesn’t have to envy any other bands, since Dead Exaltation has all the quality and energy needed. You could say that they are influenced by bands like Cryptopsy, Pestilence, Cannibal Corpse, Death and Cynic. Their death metal is brutal, fast, ferocious and complex, they are inspired, passionate and have an overactive imagination; all these lead to some very interesting compositions, which will satisfy the demanding listeners. Of course, Dead Exaltation don’t avoid the clichés of the genre, however, there are moments you feel that you have to do with a very serious, talented band. The song structures are brilliant, the solid, tough rhythm section is the ideal supplement of the guitar labyrinths and the vocals sound exactly as they should. There are also small parts with acoustic guitars that take the whole thing to a different, higher level! If you dig brutal death metal with tech/prog elements, you can give this album a listen. It is absolutely worth it.

♦ 7/10

Dimitris Zacharopoulos