Wrath of Fate came to my attention with a few songs off from their Legal Order album and it didn’t take a long time to earn my respect for their efforts. Before writing my review today, I went into their video discography and watched the only option Blood Congress video (which also wasn’t on this band’s official Youtube channel, had to make a proper search). It was only then I realized how much they improved on this album in terms of recording, mixing, and production.
First of all, Wrath of Fate has a delicious blend of death and progressive metal, while carrying both traditional and modern influences. This would be the briefest definition of their music. They are powerful with their instrumentation, make you feel like banging your head while listening to some badass old-school death/thrash metal riffs, but also at the same time, they have modern djent/progressive metal characteristics in their music.
I am more than delighted with their effort in improving themselves soundwise. Honestly, Blood Congress didn’t resonate with me mainly because of its poor mix, whereas this album won my admiration for it. Legal Order simply has the industry standards in its recording and mix, immediately making an impact on the listener, you just want to listen to it louder that’s all.
The band has the necessary foundations in their music to become a successful international band. I liked their melodies and heavy parts, riffs are great, sections are well connected, songs flow flawlessly, powerful vocalists, and progressive compositions. In this way, the plan is solid, it can work. I loved the voice of their main vocalist, I’d easily listen to his vocals in any death metal song.
And lastly, they are also intelligent with their compositions, even though I feel like they still have to improve.