«Creation of Mist»
Symbolic were an unknown musical entity to me ‘till I get their
first self released full-length (which appears to be the band’s
first and only studio visit). I first thought I had to make once again
with another bombastic death black metal horde but I was wrong as Symbolic
are a four piece of the Polish school of modern thrashing death metal.
Musically, this means that you get a mostly high paced, melodic thrash
metal assault, with a distinctive Scandinavian background. Vocals are
mostly shouted with some more boring clean passages (which increase
the nu metal filiation of the whole project). There are a lot of rhythmic
guitar lines too which perfectly complement the thrash orientated bass
/ drums foundation. This is mostly evident in songs such as «Anger
Reborn» or «Sons of Fear». In few words, «Creation
of Mist» is a nice contribution to the nowadays Swedish / Danish
orientated thrash death waves perhaps a little bit undermined by the
addition of poor clean vocal lines.