O.k so my coffee is ready. That means i’m ready for a new review. Lately i’ ve been listening to ”Death Poems” by the Fifth Alliance. The Fifth Alliance is a five piece band from Breda, Netherlands. Their music is a blend of doom/ sludge metal with a lot of post hardcore also .”Death Poems” which came out two days before is their newest release.
Never before had i heard of this band in the past. Nevertheless, Niels, who is also one of the band’s guitarists, sent me a message requesting a review. Therefore i decided to listen to this album. Through ”Death Poems” the band delivers four new tracks. I want to describe their music as uncomfortably comfortable. I realize there is a bit of a contradiction here but trust me it does make sense. First song is called ”Your Abyss”. This is a very nice song with a great post intro and it surely unravels in a way that i would like the song to ”unravel”. Listening to this song i was like ”now give me some sharp riffs there” or ”let’s speed it up a bit now”. It all fited. Second song is called ”Fall of Taira”. This song is undoubtedly heavy as fuck. I must say i enjoyed it but to be honest i’ve heard stuff like that before in the past. Third song is called ”Death Poems”. It’s a cool song no doubt. The thing is it didn’t make me feel ”insecure” if you like, just like ”Your Abyss” did. In my opinion, ”Dissension” is the album’s best track. It is certainly my favorite one. It is a great atmospheric song with some really nice black-metallish riffs.
Trying to reach a conclusion i would have to say that i enjoyed this album. I’m down with it and surely i’m rocking this stuff. Nevertheless i would be a huge liar if i said that i fell in love with ”Death Poems”. I also had some difficulties with their vocals. Didn’t really like them. Though i liked her clean vocals. And her vocals in ”Dissension” are quite nice. I have to admit that. One must keep in mind though that this is just one man’s opinion. It is not necessarilly the right opinion. ”Death Poems” is definitely recommended for fans of Amenra and Oathbreaker. Below you can find some links where you can also listen to ”Death Poems”. Have you heard this album? If so then feel free to comment.