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Convixion – Days of Rage, Nights of Wrath

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Last Updated on 01:45 AM by Giorgos Tsekas

Genre: Heavy Metal
Country: Greece
Label: Eat Metal Records
Year: 2016

Convixion’s new album is a truly mature work. What am I saying??? These two words, Convixion and mature, break the laws of logic when joined together in one single sentence. It’s like saying “an alcohol free beer is still a beer”. No. Nonetheless, Convixion have released a great metal album that stands easily next to massive releases of the worldwide scene and stares them straight in the eyes fearless.

We were waiting. We were prepared. We had already listened to some of their new songs live. We knew about their evolution. Those who have stuck in the era when Convixion were a hoot, be prepared for a shock! Even though they have evolved musically, this doesn’t mean that the band lost its nerve. Those who believe they are a simple / plain metal band, I guess they know nothing of music. It’s not just prog that it’s demanding. Those guys here deliver way better material than any fancy Greek prog metal band (IF that is prog metal at all…). What can I say about the tracks? Some of them are already my favourites! “Wings of Vengeance” is a total killer! “In Days of Rage and Nights of Wrath” adds 15 more kilograms to your bench press! The album begins with “Freezing Breeze”, that sounds like Mercyful Fate and Manowar finally became friends, drunken 126 bottles of vodka, jammed in a studio and produced something like that. “Spiral into Oblivion” and “The fall” are guarantees of badass, dangerous actions. “From Within” sounds like Running Wild, but with more filth and armpit smells. “Morbid Encounter”, the instrumental, is good. Beware! Rarely do I say that instrumental tracks are good. I consider them an easy solution for the singer to hit the loo when on stage; however that’s not the case here. Papakostas doesn’t know what to hold first; his guitar or his ding – dong? “Terrorise the Terrorists” is probably the least concert – friendly track of the record, though the atmosphere it creates is amazing and the changes in rhythms make it one of the most interesting tracks of the album. “Ε.Α.D.“ is dangerously close to thrash, with randy and exciting guitar themes (damn it, Papakostas is the Greek drunk Meniketti of the local heavy metal scene). The album closes with “Fist of Agony”, a strong track that leaves you craving for seeing the band live. At this point, I should mention something. The production is absolutely fitting to the effort. It’s like listening to the band live, having a big smile on their faces and excitement rushing though their veins. This is Convixion. They are now composing much more mature and serious stuff, yet they are randy as always. The record deserves a whole 5/6 and that’s not a result of bribery. That’s how much I like it!

5/6

Elias Chatzialexis
Elias Chatzialexis
Θέλω να αφιερώσω αυτό το βραβείο στον μπαμπά μου, στη μαμά μου, στη γυναίκα μου και στα παιδιά μου, στον David Coverdale και στους Piledriver. Επίσης εύχομαι Παγκόσμια Ειρήνη, Υγεία και του χρόνου φουντούνια.

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