Dungortheb - Intended To... (Perennial Quest Records) - Back
From the opening track ("Twisted Reality") to the closing track ("Beyond the Darkness"), technicality certainly isn't lacking 'nor is the Schuldiner-like guitar attacks. I am awe-inspired once again! Dungortheb has entranced me to the extents of early 90's Malevolent Creation (the vocals) and Death... yes, Death!! While Death will always remain the master and creator of all that is death metal today, this quartet from France are seemingly enough very huge fans and very talented young musicians to be able to pull off any shred of a Death riff or solo - but they do! I am extremely proud of hearing such a marvel of an album in "Intended To...", that I will personally recommend Dungortheb to everyone into technical music. I think my favorite tracks on this one are "Two Faces" and "Place of Alienation". Of course, that is at the moment... perhaps my favorites will change the next time I listen to the album (which will be continual - haha). Every track on "Intended To..." is a worthy "We Know We're Good, So Bow To Us" musical masterpiece. I can't pin-point exactly how great the delivery of musicianship is, that would be impossible. The only thing I can possibly criticize would be the bit of under production, which isn't really that noticable to begin with. I think another album from now, with a crystal clear production and obvious progression, these guys will be one of my new favorite bands! If any one of you reading this review are/were Death fans, make sure you recognize Dungortheb as the next best thing!! Let's just be thankful that these guys are out there.... ("Support music, not rumors" - as Chuck would say)

Rating: 92

Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell