10 / 10
"… not many manage to carve out a space for themselves in my metal-loving heart quite like FROM ASHES REBORN did … attempts to find a new way to play technical Death, weaving a different pattern of notes that go beyond formulaic … refined, resplendent and emotionally hard-hitting."
94 / 100
"… this record does not sound like a debut effort as it is played and produced on such a high level of professionalism that it left me really impressed and stunned after the first spin … with a nearly flawless and punchy production and a fantastic artwork 'Existence Exiled' for sure is one of the highlights of 2018 when it comes to Melodic Death Metal."
(The Metal Archives)
4 / 5
"Mixed in amongst the thunderous drums, crushing riffs, menacing vocals (that are many layered in parts to bring in a whole new dimension) and stone heavy bass lines are some beautiful acoustic passages … a hint of Black Metal can shine through here and there in the guitar spectrum, and it is all the more spectacular for it’s inclusion!"
(The Metal Wanderlust)
8,5 / 10
"… Melodic Death Metal in the Swedish style of the glorious nineties … if you like old In Flames, old Dark Tranquility, Ceremonial Oath, Eucharist, Gates Of Ishtar, Sacramentum, Nightrage or even younger bands like Order To Ruin or Niflhel, you should definitely listen to it!"
8,5 / 10
"In the vast army of melodically oriented Death Metal bands there are always pearls like these … FROM ASHES REBORN constantly integrate wonderfully gentle antipoles and bring a stirring dynamic into the tracks … convince with exciting songs … this band doesn't need choirs, modern reminiscences or any other hype and simply uses the existing stylistic means to present us an exciting album …"
8 / 10
"… great sounding, melodic mixture of Black and Death Metal …"
(A Different Shade Of Black Metal)
79 / 10
"Powerful riffs, high tempo and singer Ronni who just seems to take the step further … it's all there … hopefully we can see them on a label afterwards, because with an album like 'Existence Exiled' they deserve this … fans of Amon Amarth, Wolfheart and maybe even Kalmah can give this a listen."
7,4 / 10
"… somewhere between Amon Amarth, Nailed To Obscurity, Insomnium or At The Gates ... the crisp sound is fun right away, and there is not much to a sensational debut …"
(Time For Metal)
7 / 10
"… Finnish-influenced Melodic Death Metal should immediately come to mind for any genre lover ... Black Metal frenzy as you've heard on the last Wolfheart album? Check! Tacky guitar melodies that could have come straight from the pen of Markus Vanhala (Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum)? Absolute! ... a really good MeloDeath album - that I absolutely recommend every fan of the genre.""
"'Existence Exiled' is full of fist-pumping riffs, crisp solos and pummeling drums … and by traveling light and not overstaying their welcome, the album flies by, making it easy to digest and enjoy many times over … the professional, balanced production is just icing on the cake."
(Angry Metal Guy)
"… epic yet dramatic … mixing such a diversity of combining not just melodic death metal but a mix of classical, Black, and Death Metal elements, FROM ASHES REBORN's 'Existence Exiled', is one of those releases that is not to be ignored but ignites with such power it is non-stop angst of adrenaline … a refresher of the Metal genre."
"… 'Existence Exiled' impresses from start to finish … a band which has all the weapons of imagination and craft to make a big impact."
(The RingMaster Review)
"… a must listen … absolutely groundbreaking sound … a hell of a ride because the music is impressive on every level … the album has hooks, excellent shreds, melodic guitar solos and many times, the guitar groove is just breathtaking … also the drumming leaves no doubt that this band has a future in the Metal scene … a pretender to one of the best debuts of 2018 in category unsigned bands."
"'Existence Exiled' is an intricate work of melody and darkness, producing powerful hits, one after the other."
(The Median Man)
"Some people are saying that Melodic Death Metal has done enough … I don’t agree with them in any way … bands like From Ashes Reborn prove that it go further."
"When I heard them for the first time, they immediately stole my heart … the melodic and heavy riffs, the killer vocals … all these stuff will bring you the other dimension."
"… goes well ... very good done ... perfectly sang ... absolutely professional ... the drumming is divine and flexible, the riffs catchy with really fat sound ... FROM ASHES REBORN master their instruments so well, that they do not sound like many bands, amateurish ... brutal and yet melodic …"
"… brilliant and well-developed ideas, seasoned by a decidedly exquisite performance … an honest and sincere debut, through which transpires all the passion and commitment poured by From Ashes Reborn into their music."
"Very, very cool - I've never heard that growl can follow a melody and that would be called singing ... the singer does the trick ... he sings the growl - and it sounds awesome."
(Bad Black Unicorn)
"There are many styles of Metal that can be described as incredibly oversaturated as it’s incredibly popular in places like Bandcamp … and Melo-Death is definitely up there and it’s thanks to bands like FROM ASHES REBORN that it’s a thing in the first place … I’ve no doubt whatsoever that every other piece of such goodness is going to be somehow more impressive than we got with 'Existence Exiled', this flavorful debut."
"… musically well structured … a balance in sound capable to please a wide range of listeners … 'Existence Exiled' is an excellent debut …"
(Metal Em Portugal)
"… reminds me again and again of Amon Amarth. The Wittlich guys are by no means a copy, but go with a smart logo, stylish cover, stylish production and fat songs including blast beats and atmospheric parts at the start."
"… really catchy to the bones especially the guitar works and also the nice solo parts … lots of banging sounds and nice melodies which will make your head non-stop moving … good job …"
FROM ASHES REBORN
Wittlich • Germany
Melodic Death Metal
May 1st, 2018
With their brilliant debut album, FROM ASHES REBORN can safely count among the most hopeful, new MELODIC DEATH METAL commands from German lands.
Because "Existence Exiled", a true firework of really well-composed melodies and well-interlinked, catchy structures, combines all the classical advantages of this genre with flying colors.
Founded in 2017, after a record-breaking time, the talents from Wittlich present a fulminating first work, which even leaves some older chapel in the field quite pale in terms of culture of playing and flow of notes.
The fabulously lively and virtuously celebrated guitar work on "Existence Exiled" fulfills the highest demands. At the same height parries the stunningly powerful and equally accurate drumming, which is a stable guarantee for musical sovereignty even in the most explosive blast-beat outbreaks.
Also, shouter Ronni, a real monster on the mic, was clearly born to stretch his vocal-cords in this troupe quite a bit - powerful growls of all kinds are his thing!
The material was recorded and produced in the established Klangschmiede Studio E in cooperation with producer Markus Stock. And the manifold dynamics of this disc were tailored with the right and suitable sound on its massive body.
Sound master Stock, also known for his serious works in Empyrium, The Vision Bleak and Sun Of The Sleepless, feels and knows from a long experience exactly what a special band like FROM ASHES REBORN wants and needs.
The aim of the deliberately taken studio choice was to refine the songs with a large-scale, organic sound, so to speak, to achieve a 'ultra-dark' atmosphere. Goal achieved!
The result is an all-encompassing album, full of epic-dramatic direct hits, which achieves its efficiency through detailed vehemence and the harmonious listening pleasure through refreshing, compositional class.
"Existence Exiled" is therefore a manifest of radiating passion, permeated by the spirit of the Scandinavian pioneers, that simply does not let you go as a worshiper of such art.
FROM ASHES REBORN create on "Existence Exiled" fascinatingly diverse landscapes, all of beastly beauty, whose musical being nourishes itself from corresponding lyrics.
"Existence Exiled" was officially released on May 1, 2018. And already with the first notes connoisseurs and gourmets are sure to dealing with a timeless masterpiece. An excellent feast for demanding maniacs. (Markus Eck)
01. The Onerous Truth 01:16
02. Fight For The Light 04:48
03. Follow The Rising 03:54
04. The Essence Of Emptiness 05:42
05. Infected 03:35
06. Existence Exiled 03:56
07. Homicidal Rampage 05:05
08. The Splendid Path 03:21
total: 31:37 min.
Dirk (lead & solo guitar)
Sebastian (rhythm guitar & backing vocals)
2018 Existence Exiled (full-length)
Logo design by Chistophe Szpajdel (Lord of the Logos)
Cover art by Chris Cold
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