"Servitude" is the debut full length studio album from Australian deathcore band Aversions Crown,
the album was produced by Andy Marsh of Thy Art Is Murder and self-released on the 2nd Dec 2011.
While the opening few tracks are certainly impressive, and make the talents of each musician instantly apparent, it’s the latter half of the album where things really get exciting. Between the heavy down-tuned chugs that make “Repurposed – Reprogrammed” so groovy are the type of darker, melodic guitar lines that made the latest Cattle Decapitation album so eerie, before the clean interlude that is “Solace” builds up to one of the album highlights: the ridiculously slammy “Partisan Deconstruction”. “We’re Not Safe” has a breakdown that’s going to make the title quite apt for those on the edges of the pit, and the pace drops perfectly for closer “Advocator of Mans Genocide” which truly sounds monstrous.
These Queenslanders have kicked things off on a high note, and one that truly sounds explosive thanks to the superb production. The album does have a few less-than-inspired moments, nor are they pushing any boundaries, but Servitude is a debut full-length they should be proud of.
Reviewed by Mitch Booth for metalobsession.net.