Band : Delusions of Grandeur
Album/EP : Apotheosis
Label : N/A
Location : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
FFO : After The Burial, Veil of Maya, Periphery
It’s sad to think that this is the bands last release. But Delusions of Grandeur aren’t going out with out a fight. The production on this record is phenomenal. Every aspect from the noodle like guitar solos, to the thunderous double kicks, it all is so crisp and clean. I think the shining element of ‘Apotheosis’ is how is arranged. It’s just beautiful.
The record flows super well. The heavy drums and guitar are complimented very well by clean vocals. It’s just a clean record. There isn’t any consistent theme on this release. Each song varies from topics such as killing your ego, to super shitty cops. Which is totally fine, to hear just a collection of songs.
‘Apotheosis’ is definitely replay-able. My favorite part is probably during ‘Groovetrain” when they hit you with a breakdown out of nowhere at the end. I don’t have a least favorite part. I cant find anything to complain about with this. Compared to the previous release (Gravis) I feel this record is more mature. The production is about the same, but I feel the songs cover more mature topics.
Overall, I’m very impressed with this release. I wasn’t planning on checking it out, but after hearing some friends hype it, I checked it out on iTunes. Immediately, I went and ordered a hard copy. It’s a fantastic record. Old fans will love it, new fans will be sad that they didn’t discover the band before. It’s sad that they will be gone, but they definitely will not be forgotten.
Star Rating: 10/10
Strongest Song: Groovetrain, Shapeshifter.