Country: Germany
Title: Invader from Beyond
Label: Apostasy Records
Year: 2017
Style: Melodic Death Metal

The third studio album found the German band in a new home, Apostasy Records, and by inviting David Hambach (Epitome, Display, Tachion) to insert his keyboard / synth touches all over the material it seem Damnation Defaced really wanted to shake things up and bring some serious changes for their fans. 11 tracks, a bit over 40 minutes of playing time, Invader from Beyond offers a futuristic / sci-fi atmosphere to an already mature Melodic Death Metal highlighted by grave (almost grows but perfectly comprehensive) vocals, heavy guitar riffs and melodic solos and technical, intricate leads, and a groovy rhythms section, apart from the already mentioned highly influential keys/synth section, all of this delivered with the perfect mix and master from Dan Swano himselfThe tracks are fairly balanced between mellow melodies and heaviness, but also between hope and darkness, it's a well thought and crafted album that doesn't disapoint, fans of the genre will definitely appreciate it. Not sure who came up with the idea, but the greyscale cover art is a touch of genius combined with this colorful music.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 8/10