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5 reviews for Detonation:

Detonation, "Emission Phase" Detonation
Emission Phase
Osmose Productions
2007
I, like many, was very impressed with the first two discs these Dutch melodic thrashers put out. 2003's debut An Epic Defiance showed a still young band mature beyond their years, sounding like polished veterans. In 2005 the band followed that up Portals to Uphobia which saw the band developing an even more polished writing style and upping their technical...
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Detonation, "Portals to Uphobia" Detonation
Portals to Uphobia
Osmose Productions
2005
I listen to the new “Century Media-era” Dark Tranquillity albums and, though I love most of what the band has done with their new take on melodic death metal, I can’t help but wonder what they might have sounded like if they’d continued in the direction they were pointing with The Gallery and Mind’s I. The raw technicality, brutal...
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Detonation, "An Epic Defiance" Detonation
An Epic Defiance
Independent Release
2002
There are plenty of bands desperately trying to be "melodic death metal," and it's sad that some bands just don't know what the fuck they're doing. Most of the ones that fail lack the songwriting flair, or get caught up in using stupid gimmicks like keyboards or idiotic themes to somehow rope in a few...
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Detonation, "Demo" Detonation
Demo
Demo
2002
This 3-song promo CD has been specifically created to be sent out to labels and venues. The band seems to have reinvented their sound, adding a lot of deft nuances and an extra level of catchiness. This almost feels like an ideal mix of At the Gates and the new Arch Enemy. It's still melodic death, there's room for improvement...
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Detonation, "Lost Euphoria" Detonation
Lost Euphoria
Independent Release
2000
This is the first mini-CD that this unsigned Dutch band recorded in 1999 and it's pretty impressive for a band just starting out. As soon as I popped this thing in, the first song Failure to Commit got me going with melodic death/thrash, aggressively edged and very much in the vein of At the Gates and old Soilwork. The rest...
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