"Echoes and Cinder" is the second full length studio album from UK Death Metal quartet Ancient Ascendant, released March 24th, 2014 through Candlelight Records.
What we have here with Echoes and Cinder is an album whose creators truly enjoyed playing on it. There is a "jam-session" feel to the eight songs which comprise it. Make no mistake, this observation does not imply a lack of focus to the songs. They are crisp, well-constructed journeys down a path that is dark, twisted and personal. But amid the darkness is a rocking feel reminiscent of vintage Carcass, Edge of Sanity, and Sear Bliss.
With Echoes and Cinder, Ancient Ascendant have dropped a mighty gauntlet onto the death metal scene. Melding many styles of extreme metal and distilling them into a cohesive sonic soup is not an easy thing to do, and these UK lads do it well. --- metalinjection.net