A Native American Thrash/Death/Black/Satanic Metal solo project that hails from Phoenix Arizona. for fans of Slayer, Deicide, Immolation, Belial, Necrophagia, Sepultura, Sadism, Morbid Angel, and other ancient death metal bands ps.thesong order is actually suppose to be 1.A place of destruction 2.Unholy Warfare 3.Nocturnal plague(instrumental) 4.This is hell wer'e in(Deicide Cover) 5.God Hate 6.Mass Deicide 7.Unholy warfare(southpark)
the archives messed up my order though but download this too see the actual order
February 12, 2012 Subject:
Here we have the debut recording from Pe-iad hailing from Arizona, U.S. A one man band highly influenced by the 1980's worldwide Blackened Death/Thrash scene. This demo entitled Adversary is a pretty interesting affair.
I'll start by talking about the production. It's pretty good, the guitar has a crunch and power not often heard from the 1980's bands. The riffs thus are alive and heavy, with good distinction in the notes he plays. The mix is good, maybe the snare is a bit too loud but nothing to jarring. A negative would be the overuse of some electronic kick on some of the songs for good measure. It sounds like something out of a Kanye West song.
As far as the music, it really is a varied release. The opener is the longest song and quite epic. It has some black metal tremolo picks with some later era Mayhem like chords. The song has some elongated structuring and stays mostly mid paced. I detect a bit of Metallica influence in the song too. About halfway through the pace picks up to a Slayer type section with frantic vocals and a cool solo. This songs serves as a perfect example of the variety of influences in his music.
Later songs are shorter containing alot ovariety but simplistic song structuring. This reminds me of Mayhem's Deathcrush EP. The riffs themselves are notated very well and are catchy, but the songs are almost too simple in their verse/chorus/verse structure. Mass Deicide, Unholy Warfare and God Hate are all great examples of this. Not bad songs, but I wish they were expanded on.
The cover of Deicide's This is Hell We're In, is spot on perfect and maybe the best part of the whole demo. He really shows off his good vocal style here and performs the riffs with the utmost agression. He writes an instrumental too, and it could be the best original song he does here despite an annoying electronic kick drum piece in the middle. The riffs are inspired by Bay area Thrash and he executes them with awesome precision. The song has his most forward thinking songwriting with great use of the drums and pacing. The ending of the song is so good the riffs will infect your brain for days even months!
Overall it is a long demo clocking in at 26 minutes. You can hear alot of differant influences in the riffing, but the songs need some dynamic structuring help. A pretty good first recording for this band. Hoping to hear more in the future with a more focused songwriting attack while keeping the riffs violent and forceful!
I'd give it a 75% rating, worth a download and many listens!