Country: Switzerland
Title: A New World to Come
Label: Independent
Year: 2017
Style: Melodic Death Metal

Formed in 2013 from the ashes of the then defunct Groove Metalcore band Ironoya, Deus Ex Machina switched to a more modern and melodic Death Metal path and here is their debut album, the 9 tracks, 52 minutes long A New World to Come. Probably because of their time in Ironoya (3 of the 5 DEM members were part of it), this debut album already sounds curdled and somehow mature, with a definite and precise target. We're treated with some Melodic Death Metal of Swedish inspiration spiced with plenty of Metalcore passages, building a modern, fresh sounding atmosphere enhanced by the electronic synths popping up here and there. The drumming is as intense as possible all the time, the vocals of Stephany are damn aggressive yet organic and natural sounding (at least she doesn't seem to struggle a lot to produce these sounds), the bass is subtle and supportive, and the guitar work, in my opinion is the key point in DEM's music, very versatile, complex, technical and at the same time memorable, so all in all I'm surprised to see this band still unsigned, I hope they'll get the exposure they deserve. Two of the tracks featured here have official kick-ass videoclips available already, so it seems the band is determined to make themselves known, check them out at least on YouTube.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 8/10