||Many death metal bands these days try make
themselves standout amongst the growing numbers. Estuary
makes an example of those bands with this album in how they make music.
It’s straightforward death, without any extras. Extras seem
to ruin more bands these days instead of helping. I’d say this
disc is melodic, technical death metal in the vain of Oppressor, Deceased
and Kataklysm. Some people might say they have a little thrash and
a little black metal in their songs. Vocals are a traditional death
style from a female vocalist, Zdenka Prado. She is another woman with
the intensity of Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy, have no doubts she can
growl with best. The ten tracks last for about forty-two minutes and
it stays mostly at an aggressive tempo. They manage to play well together
on their instruments and they create catchy, brutal, and fast riffs.
“To Exist And Endure” includes and intro and an outro,
the other eight tracks are regular songs. In general, the songs have
powerful riffs with lots of energy, memorable melodies and a drums
set that takes tons of abuse. It was hard for me to figure out what
I liked the best, the majority of tracks show how you should approach
death metal. “Of Weakening Stone” can wake you from your
grave and “Soul Scarred,” “Woven Denial” and
“Riding the Tides of Malice” will give you full jolts.
This Cincinnati, Ohio band is bound to break some heads and take some