||“Futility” is the debut album
by Daath and
it’s quite impressive. They are death metal oriented, but they
sound like Devildriver and Korn, but more extreme. Daath are comparable
to Coal Chamber, Helmet and have elements from death and grind bands.
Tons of catchy, heavy riffs encompass this disc. Some songs seem to
have nice death metal leads. The music has a few industrial influences.
In addition, they try to be technical at times, and beyond doubt experiment
with their writing. Their instruments all sound vibrant, nothing gets
drowned out. When I was thinking about what the vocals sound like,
parts are similar to Dez Fafara but raspier, more guttural, more extreme
and this guy can do more with his voice. This CD starts off with a
track that is basically an intro and it blasts off from there. Just
about every song is a satisfying metal experience. Daath is not afraid
to use acoustic parts mixed in; they improve the album by making it
more dynamic. Musically, they can set a dark feeling or mood to many
of the songs; it’s excellent. “Filter” is very ominous
and shows that these guys aren’t a one-dimensional band. The
band creates nice atmospheres for songs too. It gives them a nice
presence. The track “Slow” is a good example. Daath sounds
like a bands that belongs on Roadrunner Records. Most tracks on this
album are under two minutes but there are ten songs and almost thirty-four
minutes of metal madness that will get your head bobbing.