Death metal will always have the legs to express insanely varied expressions and feelings, in addition to containing some of the most killer riffs in all of music. Today, New Zealand band Setentia take the genre to new heights with their record, Darkness Transcend. The album is an absolute journey, opening up with an ominous atmosphere before diving head-first into chaos and power. It's a record heard best in one sitting — the band plays with a lot of purpose in taking you to from moments of quiet and peace to wall-shattering breakdowns and packets of feeling. You can feel the pain and anguish drip off every riff, the vocals' emotional intensity coalescing with the rest of the music to settle into a progressive and exciting sound that you won't soon forget.

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