Friday, June 06, 2014

Review: Septekh - Plan for World Domination

Conceived in Sweden in 2008, Septekh have amassed a close following of fans across the span of three EPs and a demo. At this time, the quartet of members have not undergone any line-up changes and have been going strong ever since their beginning. Now the time has come for the band to unleash their debut full-length album upon the world, will their Plan for World Domination succeed?

Genre: Death Metal, Thrash Metal
Label: Abyss Records
Release Date: May 2nd, 2014
  1. Into the Void of My Mind
  2. Goin' Down in Style
  3. Saving Graces
  4. Neanderthal
  5. Don Asshole
  6. Left Handed Man
  7. Black Shores
  8. The Man who Died a Million Times
  9. Superheated Liquid Iron Core
  10. Eyes of the Grave
  11. Fuck Dollar
  12. Desdaemonia
  13. Plan for World Domination
Total Playtime: 1 hour, 00 minutes, 14 seconds

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Rating: 7.0/10




Conceived in Sweden in 2008, Septekh have amassed a close following of fans across the span of three EPs and a demo. At this time, the quartet of members have not undergone any line-up changes and have been going strong ever since their beginning. Now the time has come for the band to unleash their debut full-length album upon the world, will their Plan for World Domination succeed?

If Plan for World Domination could be diagnosed with mental disorders, it would definitely have be a bi-polar schizophrenic with ADHD. The idea behind this material is perceived almost solely as 'how many sub-genres can we fit onto one CD?'. When laid out back to back, each track is radically different from it's predecessor in the fact that the genres change that often; and while this isn't necessarily a bad thing, there is such a thing as too diverse. Where the content starts off with thrash, it does away with any sense of gradual evolution but instead abruptly switches to death, doom, heavy, grind-influenced and black-influenced metal on a whim; all the while being wrapped up in punk ideals, so what exactly is one supposed to make of this material?


It has already been established that there is no sense of unity between the songs, and that will leave the listener feeling that this album is a chaotic wreck by the end of it all; but is it worth it, is it actually any good? Well, it really depends on the track. A good portion of this hefty steak is fat and gristle that could easily be cut off and fed to the dog, where as "Into the Void of My Mind", "Left Handed Man", "Black Shores", "Fuck Dollar, "Don Asshole", "Desdaemonia" and "Plan for World Domination" should have their juicy, divergent flavor savored for every last second. It's incredibly difficult to even begin describing the meat within this title, as the compositions are so polar opposite from one moment to another. Are there solos? Yeah, along with tremolos, power chords, blast beats, punk rhythms, heavy bass sections, obscure picking, chugging doom riffs, snare and hi-hat combos, tom-tom patterns, thrashy escapades and pretty much anything you can associate with the aforementioned genres. Most of it is laid out in a fairly generic series of arrangements, save the title track.

Suffice it to say, if you enjoy metal of nearly any type, excluding those of you who are currently reading this while wearing corpse paint over your grimmest of faces and are soaked in blood, you will enjoy at least one of the many tracks within Plan for World Domination. With the constant flip-flop of genres, and the ridiculous amount of times the genres mesh across tracks, a headache is sure to ensue after a full-on listen to the material. Take it for what it's worth or leave it in the dust, this album as a whole will not be for everyone.

Digital Download Provided by: The Metal Detector Music Promotions

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